An Audience with Mr Nice
Howard Marks brings his ‘An Audience with Mr Nice’ tour to the Glyndwy University Student Guild Bar in Wrexham on 28th May 2010.
During 1997 he performed his first live shows which discussed his life as a marijuana smuggler and his views on drug use and legalisation. The shows received excellent reviews throughout the national press and his now legendary one-man comedy show, An Audience with Mr Nice, continues to sell-out at venues throughout Britain and Europe.
Howard Marks wrote a monthly column for Loaded for five years and has written features for the Observer, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Time Out, GQ, and the Guardian. He continues to campaign vigorously for the legalisation of recreational drugs.
During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and owned twenty-five companies trading throughout the world.
At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuana, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at Term Haute Penitentiary, Indiana.
He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. Told with humour, charm and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story.
“The most sophisticated drugs baron of all time”
The Daily Mirror
“The stage-fright I experience is the nearest thing I get to crossing a border with half a tonne of cannabis. I must be still addicted to that adrenaline rush it gives you.”
“A folk legend… Howard Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a rolling stone”
43 aliases, 4 kids, 89 phone lines. Among his associates are members of the Mafia, CIA, Ira and MI6. Marijuana connoisseur, school teacher, money launderer, gentleman, fugitive and spy; raconteur, travel agent, writer, philosopher of science, rock promoter, public speaker, board game appreciator and the biggest dope smuggler on the planet. He has his own website which is very ganja-friendly, and he wrote a sequel to the autobiographical book this film is based on called Senor Nice. He’s also written Dope Stories, and the upcoming Tripping. He has a show on YouTube, and in the words of Rhys Ifans, “He’s a folk hero in the UK, but in Wales, he’s a hero.”
With the movie of his life story coming to cinemas this year makes this a special opportunity to see this legend on stage. Howard Marks will be performing 2 spoken word sets and a DJ set and will be supported by Heal the last stand, Andy Hickie & Jamie H (The Mayors).
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Tickets are also available from The Royal Oak, High Street, Wrexham for £15
Tickets are also available from The Guild Bar, Glyndwr University, Mold Road, wrexham LL11 2AW £15 or £12.50 for students with valid NUS card.
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