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Demonstrates the radical power of giving a voice to the voiceless. ★★★★
The Guardian

Details

    Start date14 Feb 2018
    End date17 Feb 2018
  • TicketsFull price £18 / Standard concession £14 / FBU, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA union concession £14 / Under 30s / Student £12.50 / Other concession £9

    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.

    markthomasinfo.com / @markthomas

    Date & Time
    Wed 14 – Sat 17 Feb, 7.30pm
    Sat 17 Feb, 2.30pm

    Tickets
    Full price £18
    Standard concession £14
    FBU, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA union concession £14
    Under 30s / Student £12.50
    Other concession £9

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Venue
    T1

    Age Recommendation 
    16+

    Running time
    2h 10m including an interval

    Note: Contains strong language

    Supported by Theatre Royal Stratford East, ASLEF, TSSA, FBU, Red Shed, RMT.

    Image: Lesley Martin

    • Joe Douglas

      Director
    • Mark Thomas, Faisal Abualheja, Alaa Shehada

      Cast
    • Demonstrates the radical power of giving a voice to the voiceless. ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • Engaging, thought-provoking and extremely funny. ★★★★
      The Telegraph
    • A winning marriage of stand-up and storytelling theatre. ★★★★
      The Times
    • A genuinely vital piece of theatre. ★★★★★
      All Edinburgh Theatre
    • A gloriously thought-provoking reflection on the power of theatre. ★★★★
      The Wee Review
    • Side split-tingly funny. ★★★★★
      Underdog Reviews
     
     

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