Mark Thomas: Check-Up Tickets London Theatre

Mark Thomas: Check-Up Tickets

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?

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24 October 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Mark Thomas takes the temperature of the NHS at 70 in a hugely entertaining and utterly unsentimental show which is backed by rigorous research and interviews with policy makers and those working in the NHS. It’s stuffed with facts and figures — did you know that if you get on an East bound tube at Holborn life expectancy drops a year for every station you pass? — but it is also very funny too. A humane and biting 75 minutes that reminds that when humour and anger walk cheek by jowl the theatre can be a place that sparks not just debate but activism.”
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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

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

Exeunt

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

· Time Out

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

· The Stage

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

· The Telegraph

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

Infectious wit and political fury (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

· The Guardian

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
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Date & time

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

Venue

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