In this world premier production of award-winning playwright Richard Bean's Pub Quiz Is Life, Marc played 'Lee', a soldier newly returned from Afghanistan, who joins his ill father's ailing pub quiz team and attempts to whip them into trophy-winning shape.

The Daily Telegraph gave the show four stars and voted it the No.1 piece of regional theatre in the UK.











"...passionate side-swipes...very funny...Marc Bolton's performance as Lee, all buttoned-up intensity, does much to hold it together... briskly imaginative production"

What's On Stage - Ron Simpson


"In one chilling scene Lee puts an addict out of her misery and considers doing the same to her child. Bolton's expression doesn't change and it is his hand, holding the gun, that does the acting. It is fascinating to watch"

The Times - Jeremy Kingston


* * * * "...uniformly delightful performances. Marc Bolton's now jobless hard-man Lee...reaches boiling point"

Daily Telegraph - Dominic Cavendish


"...the audience laps up every local reference...sardonic jokes turn even more sour as Marc Bolton's taciturn Lee goes astray."

Sunday Times - Jane Edwardes


"...witty and lively and offers characters rich in both humour and humanity ...a great starter mix that is both shaken and stired... Marc Bolton's edgy Lee...organises his teamates with military precision"

The Observer - Clare Brennan

"...a brilliant, brilliant cast - all the ingredients were perfect... brilliant touches...Marc Bolton is as engaging as ever. This is a big show"

Yorkshire Post - Nick Ahad


"...a sulphurous rant by Bolton's Lee...outstanding...more put downs than an abattoir...glorious"

York Press - Charles Hutchinson


"Marc Bolton playes Lee with a resolute...sustained anger... bristles with belligerent humour and laconic quips"

The Stage - Kevin Berry


"...pitch-black comedy...played with a cold rage by Marc Bolton"

Hull Daily Mail - Will Ramsey