The Mark Steel UK tour 2018 arrives at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on February 23rd.
Not long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton; and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. A year later, it’s all gone horribly wrong. But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.
Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am revealed that his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.
Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (the eighth series is currently transmitting at 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA-nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, and is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On, and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.
Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent, and they’re proving very popular indeed. You can find them here.
**** The Scotsman: “Frank, dryly funny”
**** Sunday Times: “Profound yet funny”
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