Comedian Mark Thomas' Showtime from the Frontline streamed live - how to watch it

Following the success of his lockdown live stream of Bravo Figaro, Mark Thomas brings his acclaimed 2018 Showtime From the Frontline to fans' screens with a live stream.

By Sue Wilkinson
Sunday, 7th June 2020, 12:30 pm
Showtime from the Front lLine
Showtime from the Front lLine

Mark Thomas, Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and Alaa Shehada feature in the show which with be followed by a love question and answer session with Mark, Faisal, Alaa, and Dr Sam Beale.

Lockdown Live Stream is on Tuesday June 9 at 7.30pm

Inspired by Thomas’s time spent walking the length of the Israeli wall in the West Bank in 2009, a time when he was arrested, fell down mountains, slept in the middle of an Israeli firing range, in the pursuit of trying to talk to as many people as possible to find out what was going on.

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It was a journey that included a visit to the Jenin Freedom Theatre in a refugee camp, run by Juliano Mher Khemis – a half-Palestinian, half-Israeli actor. It was a meeting that started a decade long relationship with a theatre that resulted in Showtime from the Frontline.

Mark said: “Our aim was open up a comedy club in a refugee camp…a very conservative refugee camp surrounded by one of the most heavily armed and trigger happy armies in the world.

“The result….well you have to watch the show to find out.

“But what I am happy to tell you is that after many adventures with bureaucracy we managed to get two of our comedic comrades Faisal Abu Alhayjaa and Alaa Shehada to the UK, where together we wrote and performed the show we are incredibly proud of.

“Showtime from The Frontline, the story of how to be yourself when everyone else wants to put you in a box.”

Age Rating - 15+ (some swearing).

20% of ticket sales go to Pocklington Arts Centre if you follow this unique link to book your tickets.

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