MARK THOMAS: Political comedian and campaigner Mark Thomas will perform in the region on Tuesday, November 27. The Guinness World Recard holder for political protests and a campaigner against the arms trade, will perform at The Arc in Stockton. In a departure his show won't be political but will be about his relationship with his father, a self-employed builder devoted to opera. Tickets cost £17.50 (£10 concessions). Log on to or call 01642-525199.