29 March - 22 April
Trades Hall - New Ballroom
Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
Advise ticket staff of access requirements when buying tickets. Please arrive 15min early.
Full Fri & Sat $31.50
Full Wed-Thu & Sun $29.50
Group (8 or more) $27.50 (N/A Sat)
Laugh Pack $27.50 (N/A Sat)
Concession $25 (N/A Sat)
Tightarse Tuesday $25
“Moving and inspiring… as gripping as any live performance you will see. *****” The Guardian
Legendary British comic and agitator, Mark Thomas comes to Australia for the first time with his critically acclaimed hit, Extreme Rambling (Walking the Wall), already seen by 50,000 people.
Based on his attempt to walk the entire length of the Israeli barrier in the West Bank, award-winning comedian, writer, presenter, journalist and all round dissident tells the tale of 500,000 settlers, a 750km wall, six arrests, one stoning, too much hummus and a simple question... Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?
Mark’s walk unearths rich humour, bizarre characters and absurd situations that deliver a nuanced expose of the humiliations, violence and daily lives of those living at the epicentre of one of the moral issues of our age.
From hippy cameramen to ex-soldiers who can’t stop quoting Monty Python, to a house builder who believes Israel stretches as far as Iraq, this is a show that takes investigative journalism and disguises it as two hours of remarkable comedy.
A man of many endeavours, Mark Thomas (until recently) laid claim to holding the Guinness World Book of Records 'World Record for the Most Number of Political Demonstrations in 24 Hours', he’s trodden the boards worldwide to critical acclaim and now it’s Melbourne’s turn to witness his inimitable spin on the comedy art form in a thought provoking tale.
· First comedy show to be nominated for an Amnesty Freedom Of Expression Award
· Nominated for a London Comedy Award
· First ever 2 hour comedy show to be booked for the Glastonbury Comedy Stage
· Selected to play at The National Theatre
· Played at the Christian Greenbelt Festival
“Intelligent, impassioned, informed anger is a comedy tool and Thomas uses it like a master craftsman.” The Scotsman