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★★★★★ "blisteringly funny, searingly powerful, totally thought provoking and pure brilliance"
The Public Reviews


    Written byMark Thomas
    Start date27 Jul 2014
    End date24 Aug 2014
  • Tickets£19/£14 concessions/£8 unemployed
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd in association with Traverse Theatre

    Fringe First Award, August 2014

    A comedy of betrayal.

    Following his award-winning show Bravo Figaro, Mark Thomas returns to the Traverse to tell the true story of how he discovered his close friend was spying on him for Britain's biggest arms dealer.

    A true tale of hubris, friendship, loss and undercover deceit told by an award-winning comedian.

    See our Storify page for a round up of reviews, tweets and social media mentions.

    Preview Dates & Times
    Sun 27 Jul (7pm)
    Sat 2 Aug (8.30pm)

    Dates & Times
    Sun 3 - Sun 24 Aug (various)

    Preview: £13/£7 concessions

    Full price £19 / Standard concession £14 / Other concession £8

    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.

    Booking online: We have upgraded to a new ticketing service and so you will notice some changes when booking your tickets online from Wednesday 4 June onwards. Please visit our Box Office page here if you have any questions in this regard.


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    Image by Steve Ullathorne

    • Emma Callander

    • Mark Thomas

    • ★★★★★ "blisteringly funny, searingly powerful, totally thought provoking and pure brilliance"
      The Public Reviews
    • ★★★★★ "political theatre at its very best"
      British Theatre Guide
    • "it's involving, inspiring, furious and funny" ★★★★
      The Times
    • "A brilliantly crafted hour" ★★★★★
    • “The trademark Thomas style - part entertaining prank, part exhaustive investigation” ★★★★★
      The Sunday Herald
    • “a theatrical tour-de-force that asks some pressing questions, questions which have some rather frightening answers” ★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • “gripping, informative, relevant and moving” ★★★★★
      The Arts Desk
    • ★★★★ “Bracing, brilliant and necessary”
    • " a clever, funny and angry show" ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • "It certainly gives the audience plenty of food for thought, once they’ve finished laughing" ★★★★
    • "And you definitely should see the show" ★★★★
      EdFest Magazine
    • "irresistible style, funny, self-deprecatory, infinitely accessible, eloquent in its use of film and video" ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • "a fearless two fingers to the unseen and unelected forces who would usurp democracy" ★★★★
      The Herald
    • “This is vintage Mark Thomas – seriously funny in all the best senses, and as he so often is, bang on the money” ★★★★
      Edinburgh Guide
    • "Utterly captivating… fearlessly funny" ★★★★
      The Skinny
    • "This show is gripping, informative, relevant and moving" ★★★★
      The Beast's Pen

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