Mark's a single-minded entertainer

Mark Ponsford performs an Audience of One at Romsey Festival

Mark Ponsford performs an Audience of One at Romsey Festival

First published in Arts

Romsey Festival brings back happy memories for performer Mark Ponsford.

But there's one memory which may feel less than comfortable.

The story is re-told in his Festival show Audience Of One .

Mark says he felt no embarrassment: “It was last year at the Edinburgh Fringe. There really was only one person in the audience! I decided it was an experience I wanted to share with people.”

There’s a surprise ending to the tale, which is part of Mark’s one-man show on Thursday.

The performance also includes Cast of One, a blend of music, comedy and Mark’s wry observations on life.

A firm favourite with Romsey audiences, this is Mark’s fourth appearance at the festival.

He made his Romsey debut on the Plaza Theatre stage in 1988 in RAODS’ production of Nicholas Nickleby and returns to the Plaza in September in a revue, Unset Boulevard.

Mark says he will perform, no matter how large the ticket sales: “I am hoping for an audience of more than one but the show must go on!”

Join Mark at the Lantern Theatre at Mountbatten School on Thursday (July 10) at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced at £10 are available from the Romsey Heritage Centre in Church Street or via the Festival website.

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