Never a comedian for avoiding sensitive issues Mark Thomas is about to head out on tour once again with his new show, Showtime from The Frontline.
Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark 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.
With sell-out shows, non-stop awards, the highest critical acclaim, his own TV and radio shows, numerous documentaries, published books, Guinness World Records, influencing changes in the law, creating manifestos and exposing arms trade dealers, it’s no wonder that Mark is one of the UK’s most recognised performers and influential activists.
Showtime from The Frontline plays Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on Wednesday February 21 (Box Office: 029 2064 6900) and Swansea’s Volcano Theatre on Thursday February 22 (Box Office 01792 464790)
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