Cuckooed
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Cuckooed NYC Reviews and Tickets

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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.

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
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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. Read more

148 Reviews | 37 Followers
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.

68 Reviews | 29 Followers
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

Critic Reviews (36)

Theatermania
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 a mystery, giving 'Cuckooed' the feeling of a work in progress…'Cuckooed' is surprisingly full of heart."
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BroadwayWorld
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 completely entertaining...This is a one-of-a-kind show that is truly captivating."
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Lighting & Sound America
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 expense of everyone else…Thomas makes a fascinating host, even if his anger tends to overrule his attempts at wit...'Cuckooed' provides plenty of food for thought."
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Theater Pizzazz
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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Stage Buddy
November 6th, 2015

"In 'Cuckooed,' Thomas relives his ordeal and puts its consequences very much in the present. Martin has never attempted to explain his activities, but the 'why' is not the point of the show. Instead, this is Thomas' successful bid to get us to invest and empathize with a very personal story of activism, camaraderie, and the long-term and far-reaching effects of deception."
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T
November 11th, 2015

"'Cuckooed' often does go on and on much like the creature of its title and one can understand an audience member drifting off here and there. But perhaps that is the point…He is energetic, fully committed, and engaging in every way. His solo performance is a powerful tour de force whether it is theatre or lecture and it is worth the visit. With meticulous direction by Emma Callander, 'Cuckooed' is deliciously brimming with the tactics Mr. Thomas has used to fight for justice."
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BlogCritics.org
November 6th, 2015

"This interactive media show with his live solo performance is a revelation, with immense scope and power. Its themes reverberate today. Their currency is dynamic and terrifying. Thomas portrays himself throughout the production. He is sardonic, funny, prophetic, mesmerizing and profound. His account has the relevance of court testimony…The production is sardonic and at times outright funny."
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W
November 5th, 2015

"Mark Thomas’ performance is wildly imaginative and energetic, and the show has surprising depth…Mr. Thomas traffics in a fierce honesty…'Cuckooed' ends up being touching, because of the singular act of betraying a trust...Mr. Thomas’ accent was hard for some people to understand, but the effort is well worth it."
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