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Comedian: Mark Thomas
Comedian: Mark Thomas
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Comedian and activist Mark Thomas plays three dates in the region over the next three months, with the first early in February.

The Guinness World Record holding agitator brings his new show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent to Bury Metro Arts on Wednesday, February 5, then Bolton’s Albert Halls on March 28 and Salford’s Lowry on April 24.

Over the decades Thomas has been poking his nose into political hot potatoes for more than 20 years.

In that time his interventions have prompted a politician to resign, arms deals to collapse, reforms to inheritance tax law and multinationals to clean up their acts.

Along the way he became a Guinness World Record holder for political protests.

After the acclaimed, award-winning and deeply personal show Bravo Figaro, Mark is back to what he does best: making mischief.

On May 13, 2013, Mark set himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year and, on the stroke of midnight May 13 this year that task will end.

The new show is a catalogue of those acts, from the smallest action to the grandest confrontation.

The results are subversive, mainly legal, occasionally inspiring and, most importantly inspirational to all those people who would love to join a protest but somehow never get round to it.

100 Acts of Minor Dissent has already sold out an entire month’s run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.

A great opportunity to see arguably Britain’s favourite – and certainly its most active –political comedian.

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