Mark Thomas

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018
(20:00) | Exeter Phoenix
Exeter Phoenix
Theatre

SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE – PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

With Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and Alaa Shehada | Directed by Joe Douglas

Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Only to find it’s not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom.

Jenin refugee camp, home to Jenin Freedom Theatre and to people with a wealth of stories to tell. Mark tells this story alongside two of its actors and aspiring comics Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and Alaa Shehada. A story about being yourself in a place that wants to put you in a box.