Howard Marks to tour the UK with his unbelievable story of being Mr Nice - amongst others
Renowned drug trafficker, mystery-man and charmer – Howard Marks – has begun his 22-date tour of the UK telling tales from his remarkable life.
The new stage shows will see Howard bare his incredible, mesmerising and somewhat ironically comedic life-story in a dynamic performance that rolls spoken word, book readings, personal photos and film clips into an irresistible package to be savoured and passed from audience to audience around Britain.
This co-insides with Bernard Rose’s film – Mr Nice - hitting the big screen which stars Rhys Ifans, and is based on Marks’ best-selling autobiography of the same name.
During the mid 1980s, Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines, and twenty five companies trading throughout the world.
At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuana from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as the CIA, MI6, the IRA, and the Mafia.
Busted in 1988 by the American Drug Enforcement Agency and sentenced to twenty-five years at America's toughest federal penitentiary, Howard Marks was released on parole in 1995 after serving seven years.
Howard Marks projects his recollections from the stage in an honest and animated no holds barred style, blended perfectly with his magnetic personality and exclusive insightfulness.
This new shows will prove essential for anyone curious to hear the anecdotes from the man himself - the man whose thrilling story has captured the imagination and admiration of people worldwide.
Tickets are on sale now from all venue box offices and are priced from just £10-£15.
Mr. Nice (the film) will screen throughout cinemas nationwide from Friday 8th October.
- 2nd The Lemon Tree - Aberdeen
- 3rd Caird Hall - Dundee
- 8th University - Edinburgh
- 9th Oran Mor - Glasgow
- 11th The Crypt - Middlesbrough
- 12th The Brickyard - Carlisle
- 13th The Y Theatre - Leicester
- 14th The Regal - Oxford
- 15th The Hafren Theatre - Newtown
- 16th Globe - Cardiff
- 18th Komedia - Bath
- 19th Komedia - Brighton
- 20th Lincoln Uni - Lincoln
- 21st Sheffield Uni - Sheffield
- 22nd Leeds Uni - Leeds
- 27th The Hop - Wakefield
- 2nd Soundhouse - Bolton
- 3rd Corn Exchange - Exeter
- 4th Royal Derngate - Northampton
- 7th Orange Rooms - Southampton
- 12th Union Chapel - London
- 28th Grand Theatre - Swansea
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