Showtime from the Frontline
Thu 01 Jan 1970
16+ | seated
Lakin McCarthy in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East
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 its 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.