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Cuckooed

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant, Clever

About the show

All for One presents a solo show based on the true story of comedian Mark Thomas' discovery that a good friend and fellow activist was actually a mole sent by Britain's biggest arms manufacturer to spy on Mark. More…

'Cuckooed' is a tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by an award-winning performer. To tell this comedy of betrayal, award-winning UK comedian Mark Thomas uses interviews from friends, colleagues, activists and journalists. 'Cuckooed' is a personal and timely tale on the impact of betrayal, unearthing what it means to be spied upon by a corporation under the sanction of the state.


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant, Clever
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Avg Score

75
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, True story

See it if you like provocative solo shows. Thomas has a fascinating tale and he tells it well. The ends aren't all tied up, but the ride is engaging.

Don't see it if you want highly polished theater. This was more like being told a story (with the help of video) by a funny guy at a dinner party.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. Cuckoo'ed was fun, but very short and ... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if for an insiders view of corporations spying on activists & personal betrayal. Intense, informative, and absorbing. Believable & alarming

Don't see it if you want to stay uniformed and think it has nothing to do with you.

During previews
85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing

See it if You're interested in politics or a good investigative story told by a strong performer (he's a comedian)

Don't see it if you really don't care about politics or the UK, like at all


November 4th, 2015
"Thankfully, Thomas is neither a pedagogue nor a preacher, but an amiable comedian asking some important questions...This synthesis of performance art and investigative journalism will appeal to many theatergoers...Martin never agreed to speak with Thomas for this show, so his motivations remain ...
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November 9th, 2015
"With superb direction by Emma Callandar, this fast moving show will keep you on the edge of your seat... 'Cuckooed' has a remarkably original premise. The show mirrors real life events with humor, passion and veracity. Thomas is a true talent whose performance is exciting, energetic and complete...
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November 5th, 2015
"'Cuckooed' shines a fascinating light on the world of British political activism...Thomas' hurt and confusion are made vividly real...Still, it's hard not to feel that we're getting only a small portion of the story, and the more we hear about Martin, the more fascinating he becomes, at the expe...
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November 10th, 2015
"Written by Thomas and skillfully directed by Emma Callander, 'Cuckooed,' with its breakneck pace and devastating subject matter, shows Thomas’ skill as a deeply personal storyteller with the ability to stir righteous indignation in his audience."
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