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14th May 2019

Comedian Mark Steel is coming to town

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. Since then, it's all gone to absolute sh*t! But don't worry, as Mark Steel thinks Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright when he tours his acclaimed new show to TBTL on 14 July for one night only.

Mark's last 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'sMark Steel's in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, Mark is back and visiting Cumbria with a show about recent events that is guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it currently is.

Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel's in Town on BBC Radio 4, with the current series out now, and toured it live around the UK. He 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'sThe News Quiz. Mark has also appeared on BBC2's QI and Room101.

He has written several acclaimed books, including Reasons To Be Cheerful and What's Going On, and writes a weekly column for The Independent – for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

Tickets cost £17.50and are currently on sale to Friends of Theatre by the Lake. Booking opens to the general public at 9.30am on Wed 15 May in person, online or by phone and we anticipate high demand for tickets, so recommend booking soon. To find out about becoming a Friend and to book for the 8.00pm performance, visit or call the Box Office on 017687 74411.
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