Relevant, Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Great writing
About the Show
Ed Edwards' one-man play about his & political comedian Mark Thomas' lives.
'England & Son' follows characters from political comedian Mark Thomas' childhood & award-winning playwright Ed Edwards' lived experience in jail. Disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth, and stolen wealth combine in this tale of a working-class boy who just wants to make his dad smile.
“The story ends in a mad scramble involving asylum seekers and murder. It’s a wildly unbalanced evening where the chief delight comes from seeing Thomas untether himself from conversational comedy to embark on something much more wild and raw.”
“ ‘England & Son’ has all the feel of a Thomas show and yet takes him in a direction he would never have taken alone. Thomas brings the work alive in a way that makes you hope this isn’t the last time he steps into another man’s shoes.”