Mr Nice to share stories with Doncaster crowd

Howard Marks
Howard Marks

FORMER international drugs baron Howard Marks - aka Mr Nice - is bringing tales of his legendary past to a Doncaster audience.

The controversial welshman is bringing his tell-all talk, An Evening with Howard Marks, to The Leopard in November.

He is the second internationally-acclaimed name to be announced at the West Street venue in just a few weeks - with welsh diva Charlotte Church one of the headline acts at the town’s inaugural Mapfest festival at the weekend.

Stewart Black, of BM Concerts who set up the evening, said: “We are so chuffed to get a true living legend like Howard Marks performing at The Leopard, for us it’s another major coup and there’s more to come too. This is going to be a non-stop, rip-roaring, side-splitting, belly-full of laughs show.”

Marks’ critically-acclaimed autobiography Mr Nice sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide and his exploits were more recently immortalised in a film of the same name starring welsh actor Rhys Ifans.

With more than his fair share of anecdotes about life’s undesirables, Marks promises an evening of soul-searching, philosophising and insightful honesty.

Tickets cost £10. They can be bought in person at The Leopard or online at www.ticketweb.co.uk.