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Mark Thomas: Cuckooed + Q&A

Thu 22nd October, 2020 @ 19:30 - 22:00


Mark Thomas Cuckooed Oct 2020CUCKOOED : A comedy of betrayal.

Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by the award-winning performer.

Fifteen years ago an activist and close friend of Mark’s was exposed as a spy for BAE Systems infiltrating the movement. Now Mark wants to find him and has some questions to ask. This is a true story. The show uses interviews from friends, colleagues, activists and journalists to examine the impact of betrayal.

It is a personal and timely tale that tries to unearth what it means to be spied upon by a corporation under the sanction of the state.

As usual plenty of laughs, some weird characters, documentary styles, probably a tear or two and the vague possibility that Mark might get beaten up in the making of it as he tries to find out if he wants revenge or if he can forgive a friend.

The show won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award and ran for a month off-Broadway in New York.


£5.00 per ticket, which buys you a private Youtube link.

If you use this link to buy yours, 20% of ticket sales will go to Counselling for Social Change to support free counselling for activists.

Running Times

Thursday 22 October

7.30pm – Intro from Mark Thomas (live)
7.35pm – Cuckooed
8.45pm – Comfort Break
9.00pm – Q+A with Mark and guests including Dave Smith, campaigner for justice for blacklisted construction workers (live)


Wherever possible, the live sections of Go Faster Stripe events will be BSL signed and recorded elements of the event will be captioned. If you want to view the captioned version of the show on the night, you’ll need to follow the YouTube link found in your confirmation email. On the YouTube page, click ‘show more’, and follow the link given there to view the captioned version. When you’ve finished watching the captioned version, you’ll need to return to the initial YouTube page so that you can watch the live after-show Q&A session.


Thu 22nd October, 2020
19:30 - 22:00
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