Mark Thomas: Check-Up

Mark Thomas: Check-Up

Arcola Theatre · 22 OCT - 03 NOV

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Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70. UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100… What will they both look like?

Overview

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70. UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100… What will they both look like?

Based on a series of interviews with leading experts and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Mark explores our NHS to see where we are, where we are going and where we should be.

Critic reviews

Infectious wit and political fury (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

The Guardian

Check-Up is meticulously researched by Thomas, who manages spins what might be dry into an engaging and informative 75 minutes where anger and humour bounce off of each other to good purpose (Review from the Edinburgh Festival)

The Independent

This NHS audit comes from the guts (Review from the Edinburgh Festival)

The Telegraph

An hour of stage time with crystal clarity, pragmatism, and without a hint of exceptionalism (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

Exeunt

Mark Thomas’ impassioned mixture of reportage and storytelling takes the temperature of the NHS

The Stage

Impassioned and informative look at where the NHS is at right now

Time Out

Thomas has a style of delivery that for the first few minutes of Nicolas Kent’s production is pleasingly high-energy but quickly becomes relentless and exhausting

Evening Standard

Date & time

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Mon 22 Oct - Sat 3 Nov, 3pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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