Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am - Thurs 3rd November 2016
***** The Herald ‘The most well-crafted and poignant comedy turns at this year’s Fringe’
***** The Mirror ‘Interesting, engaging and funny’
What a night of class comedy in the Byre when Mark Steel brought his latest show, Who Do I Think I Am to Inchyra. This was a comedy tour de force as Mark kept the audience in rapt attention from kick off at just gone 8pm until the end of a rapturously received encore at nearly 11!
"It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption."
**** The Guardian ‘he has got an amazing tale to tell’
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
Previously, Mark has written and presented Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, 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 also 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 wonColumnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.