Showtime from the frontline

Beale, Samantha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3533-644X, Thomas, Mark, Douglas, Joe, Shehada, Alaa and Abualhaja, Faisal (2018) Showtime from the frontline. [Performance]

Abstract

This teaching and performance project has involved the research, planning and delivery of a programme of workshops in Jenin, Palestine with performer and activist Mark Thomas and the staging of public comedy performances there (2016-17). In 2018 I then worked as ‘Director of Comedy’ with Mark, two of our Palestinian students (who travelled to the UK from Jenin) and theatre director Joe Douglas on the devising, rehearsal and staging of Showtime From The Frontline which toured the UK in April - May 2018 and was reviewed extensively in national and regional media.

I contributed to the creation of the script of Showtime From The Frontline (working from recordings made during rehearsals) and writing the introduction to the published version. I chaired a post-show discussion during the show’s London run at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in April 2018. A DVD version of the show has also been released.

Venue Details

  1. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK
    • Dates: 12 Feb 2018

  2. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Traverse theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Dates: 14-17 Feb 2018

  3. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Sherman Theatre Cardiff
    • Dates: 21 Feb 2018

  4. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Volcano Theatre, Swansea
    • Dates: 22 Feb 2018

  5. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: North Walls Arts, Summertown Oxford
    • Dates: 23 Feb 2018

  6. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
    • Dates: 26-27 Feb 2018

  7. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: MAC Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    • Dates: 28 Feb - 03 Mar 2018

  8. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Belfast MAC, Belfast
    • Dates: 06 Mar 2018

  9. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Playhouse theatre, Liverpool
    • Dates: 08-10 Mar 2018

  10. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Lowry, Salford
    • Dates: 13-14 Mar 2018

  11. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
    • Dates: 15-17 Mar 2018

  12. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Tron, Glasgow
    • Dates: 21-24 Mar 2018

  13. Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Dukes, Lancaster
    • Dates: 28 Mar 2018

  14. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Sheffield University Drama Studio, Sheffield
    • Dates: 29-30 Mar 2018

  15. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Gala Theatre, Durham
    • Dates: 31 Mar 2018

  16. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Gulbenkian, Canterbury
    • Dates: 05 Apr 2018

  17. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Stables, Milton Keynes
    • Dates: 06 Apr 2018

  18. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: The Junction, Cambridge
    • Dates: 07 Apr 2018

  19. Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline
    • Location: Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, UK
    • Dates: 10-21 Apr 2018

Item Type: Performance
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 31829
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Depositing User: Sam Beale
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 17:24
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 10:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31829

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