Mark Steel heads to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre with his tour ‘An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning

Mark Steel heads to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre with his tour ‘An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning

Friday 5th May 2023

The critically acclaimed Mark Steel’s in Town was voted the 6th best radio comedy ever and Mark is a regular on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You, QI and BBCR4’s News Quiz. He has been named newspaper columnist of the year and is author of the award-winning audiobook Who Do I Think I Am.

He’s bringing his ongoing tour, ‘An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning’ to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre. Mark explains the background of the show:

“There is so much to yell about. There’s the modern world in which you spend so long trying to work out iTunes, that it’s easier to form a band and learn the songs.

But there’s also so much to be delighted with. Like the fact that everyone in Northampton knows the sign that says ‘Family Planning Advice – Use Rear Entrance’.

Then there’s the crazy story of being brought up in a working-class street in Kent, to discover my natural father was a millionaire backgammon player who was best mates with Lord Lucan.

I’ve come to terms with the fact I’m a heap of contradictions, trying to stay young while being unable to log into any website. Trying to be respectable and mainstream (in this show there will even be a piano and a bit of singing), until I can’t help breaking into a steaming rant that would get me locked away somewhere secure if it wasn’t on a stage.

And this is stand-up, so whatever has happened in the room, in the town or in the world that day will almost certainly be in the show.

So, I’ll try to keep it to a decent length, but it could so easily end up as an evening and part of the next day.”

Theatre Director Jo Johnson commented: “Mark Steel is a wonderful and very well-established comedian and we’re excited to host his show here at the Tyne Theatre – audiences are in for a treat!”

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