Mark Thomas Presents 'Check Up: Our NHS at 70'
Following a once-again sell-out Fringe run in August to absolute critical acclaim, swiftly followed by a two week sell-out run at London's Arcola Theatre, Mark Thomas brings his now famous style of theatre, comedy, investigative journalism and reportage to Newcastle's Live Theatre from 5th-7th March.
Mark is 54, the NHS is 70, and the UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84, the NHS will be 100. What will they both look like? Based on a series of residencies and interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS, Mark uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in, what's going wrong in our NHS, how it can go right, and what the future might hold for us all.
★★★★★ “Check Up is a fantastic stirring presentation from start to finish” REVIEWS HUB
★★★★★ “Possibly his finest work to date… I cannot praise this show enough… a very accomplished piece” EDINBURGH REPORTER
★★★★ “Thomas’s wide-eyed astonishment is infectious… having painted a picture of extraordinary care and commitment, Thomas is able to fire his political volleys from the inside” THE GUARDIAN
★★★★“An engaging and informative 75 minutes where anger and humour bounce off of each other to good purpose” THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ “This a show that comes from the guts” THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★ ”A compelling, heartfelt documentary” METRO
★★★★ “A devastatingly thorough portrait of a system in crisis, shot through with unlikely humour as Thomas’s fury grows” FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★ “Perfectly balanced between laugh-a-minute entertainment and hard-edged political commentary… a wonderful tragicomic journey” THE SCOTSMAN