An Audience with Howard Marks – Slade Rooms, W-ton

After the national success of his one-man comedy show, An Audience with Mr Nice, notorious author, television star and drug lord-turned-political activist Howard Marks returns to the stage at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms this December. Since being released on parole after serving 7 years of a 25 year sentence at one of the USA’s toughest penitentiaries, Terre Haute, Indiana, Marks has risen to fame in areas ranging from UK politics to Ibiza DJ circuits.

Welsh-born Marks’ autobiography Mr. Nice (1996) was an international bestseller in a range of languages, hailed as the bestselling non-fiction book of 2007 and spawning a 2010 film adaptation starring Rhys Ifans. It is believed that in the mid-1980’s, the notorious drug-smuggler had eighty-nine phone lines, 43 aliases and twenty five companies trading throughout the world, before he was arrested for drug-running and sentenced in 1988.

Marks’ record label ‘Bothered, was launched in the late 1990’s and so far, has featured material from the likes of Stereophonics and Shaun Ryder. His other contributions to the music industry include track remixes, collaborations with Freebass, Mick Jones and Tony James and regular DJ sets at Ibiza’s hotspot Manumission.

Recently, Marks has been writing the first of a series of crime fiction novels, entitled Sympathy for the Devil whilst maintaining his work alongside political campaigns for the legalisation of recreational drugs in the UK.

Tickets for An Audience with Howard Marks are £15.00 each and can be purchased from either Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at

The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday 15th December 2011

Jonathan Price 

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