Since last August, Mark toured his 2017 sell-out Fringe show A Show That Gambles on the Future before devising and touring a whole other brand new show, Showtime From the Frontline, in which he, alongside two Palestinian comics, re-enacted their time setting up a comedy club in Jenin. The show opened to rave reviews and sell-out audiences and gave Mark just enough time to turn his attention back to the UK and to his next project, our very own National Health Service. Mark has just finished yet another fantastic Fringe where Check Up received a whole new batch of excellent reviews and another Scotsman Fringe First award to add to his collection.
Mark is 54, the NHS is 70, and the UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84, the NHS will be 100. What will they both look like?
Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS, residencies in hospitals and surgeries, and with theatre director Nicolas Kent, Mark uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in; what's going wrong in our NHS, how it can go right, and what the future might hold for us all.