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Showtime From The Frontline: Mark Thomas, Faisal Abualheja, Alaa Shehada picture

Sat 7th Apr at 7:30pm

Mark Thomas

@ Cambridge Junction, Cambridge

Also appearing: Faisal Abualheja, Alaa Shehada

Showtime From The Frontline: Mark Thomas, Faisal Abualheja, Alaa Shehada

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 the Palestinian city of Jenin. 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.’

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

This event takes place at Cambridge Junction, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Cambridge Junction


Address:
Clifton Way
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 7GX 52.190754, 0.136537

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Disabled Access: Bronze Status


Website: junction.co.uk

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Enquiries: 01223 578000

Bookings: 01223 511511

Disabled Bookings: 01223 511511


Train

  → Cambridge 5 min walk



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