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The Genie Comedy Show with Mark Thomas. Image © Lesley Martin 2017

A COMEDY CLUB…IN A REFUGEE CAMP…IN THE WEST BANK

Award-winning comic Mark Thomas brings a tour preview of Showtime from the Frontline to Norwich Playhouse on Thursday 8th February, 7.30pm.

Showtime from the Frontline tells the story of Mark Thomas’ attempt to set up a comedy club in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Moving, funny, and relevant, Mark Thomas’ latest production explores freedom of speech and expression, and of finding humour even in the darkest of places.

Norwich Playhouse is honoured to be hosting one of the first performances of this astounding show. Performed by writer, comedian and campaigner, Mark Thomas, and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa & Alaa Shehada, who have travelled from Palestine, Showtime from the Frontline celebrates a multitude of voices. Mark Thomas is known for his political comedy, and Showtime from the Frontline is truly radical in concept and execution. Inspired by his experiences of establishing the Jenin Comedy Club, this is a show about the nature of comedy, from the art of performance to the politics and power of comedy.

Caroline Richardson, Director of the Playhouse says: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming a tour preview of such an exciting, relevant, and pertinent show to the Playhouse. We’re sure Showtime from the Frontline will be an eye-opening and hilarious account of a world most people have little knowledge of.”

Showtime from the Frontline will be at Norwich Playhouse, Thursday 8th February, 7.30pm – be quick as selling out fast.

Find out more: http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/detail/mark-thomas-showtime-from-the-frontline

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