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Lakin McCarthy in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East
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.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix Auditorium