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  • Start: Friday 25 November - 20:00
  • Estimated End: Friday 25 November - 22:00
  • Rating: 14+
  • Auditorium: New Great Hall

Admission: £15; pre-show dining & ticket: £23

Pre-show dining option: Fennel and thyme roasted pork belly, with an apple mash, pork gravy and seasonal vegetables. Or spinach and ricotta canneloni with garlic toasts.

***** The Herald ‘The most well-crafted and poignant comedy turns at this year’s Fringe’
***** The Mirror ‘Interesting, engaging and funny’

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’

See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb. 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 won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

**** The Times
**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’
**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny and moving’