An old style black and white photo of the Face of Mark Thomas, a man with an unshaven face and shaved head staring seriously into the camera, stuck on a pale green brick wall.  Next to it is another black and white photo of him as a boy also pinned to the wall.
Mark Thomas in character on stage turning back towards the camera with his face looking forward but side on to the camera, with the audience blurred in the background. He is wearing a white shirt and looks calm.
Mark Thomas in character on stage with his right arm up high and his left arm pointing forward, his mouth is open and his expression is alert and surprised. He is wearing a white shirt with black writing on it that says "Champion"

England & Son

'Any nation that devours another will one day devour itself.' This is a one-man play written for multi-award winning Mark Thomas by award-winning playwright Ed Edwards (The Political History of Smack and Crack). With some deep, dark laughs – & some deep, dark love – England & Son emerges from characters in Mark’s childhood & Ed's lived experience in jail. Prepare to be taken on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth & stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working-class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him. EDFRINGE FIRST WINNER

★★★★★ "A must see." The Recs

★★★★★ "Searing." Fest

★★★★★ "humorous and deeply moving." North West End UK

★★★★ "absolute recommendation" British Theatre Guide

★★★★ "a twisting, 360 degree portrait" The Telegraph

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Theatre
United Kingdom • Australian Premiere

Tue, 13 Feb - Sun, 17 Mar

60 min

The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

$26 to $34

M (3 Warnings)

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