Howard Marks

An evening with Howard Marks - Mr Nice comes to Manchester’s Black Dog Ballroom

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 8 September 2011

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An evening with Howard Marks
Mr Nice comes to Manchester’s Black Dog Ballroom

IMMORTALISED in film by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, Howard Marks is a true legend with many stories to tell. With this in mind Marks is bringing his award-winning one man show to late night Northern Quarter hangout The Black Dog Ballroom on Wednesday 18 May.

Described by the Daily Mail as ‘the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks has worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA. What’s more he has a degree in nuclear physics and post graduate qualifications in philosophy from Oxford University.

First performing the live show in 1997, Marks discusses his life as a marijuana smuggler and his views on drug use and legalization.

Marks comments: “Through a plethora of media interviews and several public book readings, it became clear that the predominant reason why so many adolescents and university students read and enjoyed Mr Nice was their frustration with the law prohibiting cannabis consumption and trade. Until then, I had no idea of the extraordinary extent of cannabis use by young people today.”

Tickets for An Evening with Howard Marks, Mr Nice are £14 and are available from the Black Dog Ballroom on 0161 839 0664 or Ticketline and Skiddle.

The show starts at 8.30pm.

For a flavour of what Howard Marks is all about watch the trailer to the movie Mr. Nice:

For more information about the Black Dog Ballroom visit or follow them on Twitter @BlackDogNQ


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