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Mark Thomas' stand-up show Showtime From the Frontline comes to Liverpool in March 2018

by Khyle Deen. Published Mon 20 Nov 2017 20:07

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 Abualheja 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.

Marks’ book, Liar’s Quartet, is out via September Publishing.

www.markthomasinfo.com
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PRESS ON A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE
★★★★ “As ever Thomas is quick on his feet” THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★ “An hour of cathartic entertainment” THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ “Politically astute and very well-informed… thoughtful and intelligent… this is an interesting way of coming at
a satirical show” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
★★★★ “Thomas proves to be an energetic and compelling raconteur which take the audience along with him”
BROADWAYBABY
★★★★ ”A supremely convincing sermon…he has fabulous” THE SKINNY
★★★★ “We're treated to the best kind of hilarious political rantings, underscored by some deeply moving memories”
THE LIST
★★★★ “As brilliant as ever… an hour’s delightful, uproarious anarchy that left me feeling a lot more cheerful” SCOTS
GAY
★★★★ “Had me cackling and laughing yet again” THE EDINBURGH REPORTER
“His passion and the sense of communion he brings are compelling” CHORTLE

TOUR DATES
JANUARY VENUE BOX OFFICE
Tues 30th HOVE, Old Market 01273 201 800
Weds 31st COLCHESTER, Arts Centre 01206 500900

FEBRUARY
Thurs 1st READING, South Street 0118 960 6060
Sat 3rd OXFORD, Old Fire Station 01865 263980
Mon 5th GLASTONBURY, Red Brick 01458 899564
Tues 6th EXETER, Phoenix 01392 667080
Thurs 8th NORWICH, Playhouse 01603 598 598
Fri 9th FOLKESTONE, Quarterhouse 01303 760750
Mon 12th BRISTOL, Old Vic 0117 987 7877
Weds 14th -Sat 17th EDINBURGH, Traverse 0131 228 1404
Weds 21st CARDIFF, Sherman Theatre 029 2064 6900
Thurs 22nd SWANSEA, Volcano Theatre 01792 464790
Fri 23rd OXFORD, North Wall 01865 319450
Mon 26th – Tues 27th NOTTINGHAM, Lakeside 0115 846 7777
Weds 28th -Sat 3rd March BIRMINGHAM, MAC 0121 446 3232

MARCH
Tues 6th BELFAST, MAC 028 9023 5053
Thurs 8th – Sat 10th LIVERPOOL, Playhouse 0151 709 4776
Tues 13th – Weds 14th SALFORD, Lowry 0843 208 6000
Thurs 15th –Sat 17th LEEDS, West Yorkshire Playhouse Courtyard Theatre 0113 213 7700
Weds 21st – Sat 24th GLASGOW, Tron 0141 552 4267
Weds 28th LANCASTER, Dukes 01524 598500
Thurs 29th -Fri 30th SHEFFIELD, University of Sheffield Drama Studio 0114 2228888
Sat 31st DURHAM, Gala Theatre 0300 026 6600

APRIL
Thurs 5th CANTERBURY, Gulbenkian 01227 769075
Fri 6th MILTON KEYNES, The Stables 01908 280800
Sat 7th CAMBRIDGE, Junction 01223 511 511
Tues 10th -Sat 14th LONDON, Theatre Royal Stratford East 020 8534 0310
Mon 16th – Sat 21st



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