Charlie and I went along to see Mark Thomas in the Radisson Hotel last night as part of the Galway Arts Festival. Charlie is reviewing the show for the Connacht Tribune and I did the above to go along with it.
There were some teething problems, and a lesser man would have skinned the sound and light operators alive for a) not turning the stage lighting on when he entered and even then having to be told to do it and b) the feedback and distortion on his mike in the first half. Thomas just made a joke of it, comparing them to the people in charge of our water supply! (although I’d trust a hill of ants to do a better job of our water situation than the officials of City Hall at this stage).
In my unbiased, objective, balanced and scientific opinion Mark Thomas is a genius. So there.