Date(s) - 30 Jan 2018
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Brighton gig sold out
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The Old Market (TOM)
11a Upper Market Street
Hove BN3 1AS
Date & Time: Tue 30 Jan, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
Tickets: £16 (£12 conc.)
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Please note this event is not organised by BHPSC
Lakin McCarthy in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East present
Mark Thomas – Showtime From The Frontline
Name the comedian who might say ‘I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp… in Palestine?’ Of course, it’s Mark Thomas. And that is exactly what he tries to do.
Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in Jenin in the West Bank. Only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom.
Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold for the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade during the Second Intifada, is not a place synonymous with laughs. But it is also home to the Jenin Freedom Theatre and to people with a wealth of stories to tell.
Mark tells this story alongside Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada, two performers, actors and now aspiring comics from the Jenin Club. This is a story about being yourself in a place that wants to put you in a box. Funny, moving and necessary. Mark says, it’s the nearest he will ever get to Alan Parker’s ‘Fame’.