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image for Comedy item typeMark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline at Sherman Theatre

Comedy, Wed 21 Feb 2018, £15-£20

Sherman Theatre

Sherman Theatre

Details

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’.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 21 Feb 2018 19:30

Prices

Ticket Prices: £20.00, Concessions £15.00.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 1 - Sat 17 Feb Dublin Carol
Thu 8 Feb Terra Firma
Wed 21 Feb Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline
Thu 22 - Fri 23 Feb Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales
Thu 22 - Fri 23 Feb Grav
Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar [BLANK]

Address

Senghennydd Road,
Cardiff,
CF24 4YE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 184772  Lat: 51.48783 Long: -3.17663

From M4 East (Junction 29 A48) or M4 West (Junction 32) follow signs to the City Centre on the A470 (North Road). Pass the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and turn left onto Boulevard de Nantes. Turn first left onto Park Place and then first right onto St Andrews Place. Senghennydd Road is the second left (after the bridge).

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets