Online Stream: £5
Tickets are £5 (20% of which is being generously donated to our Pound Arts Comeback Fund). You’ll receive a special link by email which will reserve your place at the show. Enjoy!
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.
7.30pm – Intro from Mark (live)
7.35pm – Cuckooed
8.45pm – Comfort Break
9.00pm – Q+A with Mark and guests (live)
Please note tickets are booked through an external website over which Pound Arts has no control.
'Deeply powerful... A profound exploration' The List
'Political theatre at its very best' British Theatre Guide
'Cuckooed leaves a lasting impression' Sunday Herald