Stand up for free speech

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - STAGE -

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 that 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, was full of 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.

Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Front­line will be at the Gul­benkian in Can­ter­bury, on Thurs­day, April 5. To book call 01227 769075.

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