Mr Nice is back and he’s got a brand new show.
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre is this Thursday night welcoming Howard Marks to the building.
During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing.
Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organizations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia.
He was busted in 1988 by the American DEA and sentenced to 25 years, serving seven, at America’s toughest federal penitentiary, Terre Haute, Indiana. His bestselling memoir Mr Nice revealed a man of immense audacity, humour and intelligence. An evening with Howard Marks unveils those same traits, with extraordinary new material since his last visit to Ireland. To book tickets for this show fans can visit www.visualcarlow.ie.