Comedian Mark Thomas tells his dad's story at Warwick Arts Centre

By Matthew Bates Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: 01/02 09:20

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Funny man and activist Mark Thomas heads to Warwick Arts Centre next week. (s)

THERE'S no doubting Mark Thomas' ability to tell a good tale.

He's walked the wall in the West Bank, become a Guinness World Record holder for political protests and chased arms dealers around the country.

And now it's time for the comic and activist to turn his attention closer to home, with Thomas heading to Warwick Arts Centre for a critically acclaimed show.

But it's not all about his stories from around the globe. This time it's about one man - his father.

First commissioned by London’s prestigious Royal Opera House, Bravo Figaro is the true tale of Mark’s father, a self-employed builder with a passion for opera, his degenerative illness, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Mark’s attempt to put an opera on in his dad's Bournemouth bungalow.

It is about love, death, fathers and sons, and the search for peace in an imperfect world, with a few gags thrown in for luck.

Thomas performs at Warwick Arts Centre on Wednesday, February 6. Call the box office on 0247 652 4254 for tickets.

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