About the Show/Event
Information for A Common Man at The King's Head Theatre, Inner London (Play). This is a fanfare for the common man. In a quest for freedom, Thomas Paine, friend of the people, foe of princes, builder of bridges, will take you from his humble 18th Century beginnings as he fights to find his place in the world. Actor and writer Dominic Allen and director Joe Hufton bring Thomas Paine back from the dead to tell his incredible story: the pirate who invented America, the corsetmaker that inspired the French Revolution, and the ordinary man who built an extraordinary bridge. This gripping solo show takes you from Norfolk street to American battlefield, from ship to shore, in a whirlwind historical adventure. Empires will shake, kings will fall and a nation will rise. It's time for one man to stand up and begin the world anew.