Mark Steel is finding out who he is at the Plowright Theatre

Mark Steel comes to the Plowright Theatre this weekend
Mark Steel comes to the Plowright Theatre this weekend

Comedian Mark Steel is at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe this weekend with his brand new show Who Do I Think I Am.

Join Mark as he combines stand-up with a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb.

Speaking ahead of the show and talking about the thinking behind it, he said: “It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum.

“It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was.

“Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal (he actually supports Crystal Palace) or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts?

“But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child.

“And she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption.”

Previously, Mark has written and presented Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 and toured it live around the UK.

His other celebrated radio shows include The Mark Steel Revolution and The Mark Steel Solution.

Mark has also presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2.

He is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s News Quiz.

He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101.

In addition to performing, Mark has also written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On?

He also writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

He is also a cricket fan and has written several articles and columns on the sport.

He was interviewed by Jonathan Agnew on Test Match Special on Radio 4 during an England test series against South Africa series where he spoke of his love for the game.

Famously left wing in his early days in both his writing and comedy, Mark is also a former member of the Socialist Workers Party.

He was known for being critical of Margaret Thatcher during her time as Prime Minister.

His Plowright gig is on Saturday, May 28 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15 and available now from the Box Office, call 0844 8542776 or online at