The Red Shed is part of Mark's theatrical trilogy, following the much-revered Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returned to the place where it all began - the Red Shed, a labour club in Wakefield - to celebrate the club's 50th birthday as he continued his tour in 2017 of yet another award-winning, highly acclaimed performance.
The Shed, home to Mark's first public performances, is also a home to dissent, to organising and to progressive politics, and so it was here that Mark's true political prowess began. An iconic and vital place for its patrons, this is where the true meaning of solidarity is found and where you can be part of history and part of the struggle. A south London lad, born to a Thatcherite world of self-employed builders, labourers and tradesman like his father where the individual is key, Wakefield's alien traditional labour community awoke a new determination in Mark and changed his life forever.
Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the club's history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle.
£22 - Standard
£50 - Meet and Greet (this will be available as an upgrade in your basket)
Shaun William George Ryder (born 23 August 1962) is an English singer, songwriter, television personality and author. As the lead singer of the Happy Mondays he was a leading figure in the Madchester cultural scene in the late 1980s. In 1993 he formed another band, Black Grape.
Ryder was the runner-up of the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. The film 24 Hour Party People featured the story of Ryder's youth. Join Shaun as he discusses his life, career & the music industry.
You will also have the opportunity to ask Shaun a question.
Live music support act: No Conflict feat. Harrison Gent
Started on Livejournal back in 2006, Gothla UK, now in its 14th year is a dark and gothic fusion festival, based on Traditional, as well as Fusion Bellydance, but featuring alternative skills such as marital arts, hula hoop, poi, costume making, stage make up and other crafts.
We are proud to have built a community based on trust, diversity and inclusion and have hosted many teachers from around the globe to bring the very best and push the envelope!
Our classes range from beginners to professional standard, so there is something for every level, and we offer drumming and non-dance classes for partners and/or non-dancers.
The showcase on Friday night kicks off our weekend in style and has inspired many students for over a decade to work harder and smarter.
The open stage is an inclusive opportunity and safe environment for students to showcase their skill as well an opportunity for us to scout for up and coming talent.
We also have a souk displaying some of the UK’s finest Fusion Crafts; our Gothla UK fashion show is famous and a MUST; usually featuring items from the Pussy Tat stall in aid of the Cats Protection League.