Presented by Lakin McCarthy in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East

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.

The Gulbenkian reviews

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“Intelligent writing and giggle-inducing anecdotes… a side split-tingly funny show…It finds light where there is darkness”

UNDERDOG REVIEWS
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“One of the wittiest and most heartfelt shows… ”

ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE
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“Defiant comedy that gives a voice to the voiceless… it flies a defiant flag”

THE GUARDIAN
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“Hilarious and engaging, thought-provoking and extremely funny”

THE TELEGRAPH
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“A winning marriage of stand-up and storytelling theatre”

THE TIMES

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