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Mark Steel – Who Do I Think I Am? (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

Mark Steel

Mark Steel has always known he was adopted as a baby. Prompted by parenthood to realise that his natural mother would probably remember the fact of his birth, he resolved to find out about his parents. Steel already knows who he is – a mouthy, lefty Londoner, comic and activist (who often gets mistaken for Mark Thomas). And that, he maintains, all comes from environment and upbringing. Except, when the remarkable results of his researches are revealed in a cracking yarn which encompasses world backgammon championships, the Perthshire village of Dunkeld and Lord Lucan (no, really), it seems things are maybe less clear cut. This fascinating tale becomes a great show by the interweaving of lyrical writing and belting gags throughout.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 30 Aug
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]