50 Years Before Death and the Awful Prospect of Eternity
    By Mark Watson

    23:00, Wed 22nd – Thu 23rd June 2005 at ADC Theatre
    Easter May Week

    One of the most talked-about British stand-ups to emerge in recent years, former Footlight Mark Watson (winner of four awards in the past three years, published novelist, and international star after the world's first solo 24-hour comedy performance last summer) performs a brand-new show for two nights only. In this rare preview show before a month at the Edinburgh Fringe 2005, Watson faces up to his mortality by attempting to cram his remaining 50 years into one frantic hour of stand-up. A blistering comic assault can be expected.

    This production is one of four shows being previewed by Footlights alumni in May Week.

    'magnificent, achingly funny' Daily Telegraph

    'a scholar, a gentleman and a brilliant stand-up' Evening Standard

    'sublime talent and glorious wit' The Scotsman

    'the Daddy of young comedians' Maxim


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