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Here is a selection of news about The Freedom Theatre in international media.

2018

Hifa: And Here I Am review

Almasryalyoum: “Return to Palestine” embodies the cries of Mahmood Darwish (in Arabic)

Sayidaty.net: The Palestinian offer “Return to Palestine” – search for identity and self (in Arabic)

AA: Palestinian artists showcase Israeli occupation through theatre (in Turkish)

TRT Haber: Palestinian artists tell the Israeli occupation on stage (in Turkish)

Star: From the refugee camp to the stage (in Turkish)

Palestine Monitor: A space of destruction and creation, legacy and weaponising theatre

Evening Standard: Showtime from the Frontline review: Mark Thomas tells an uplifting tale of the power of comedy

Metro UK: Thomas storms the barricades with power of comedy

Whats On London: Mark Thomas: “Stop seeing refugees as victims. They’re humans showing remarkable courage and imagination.”

London Theatre 1: Review of Showtime from the Frontline

The National: The redemptive quality of remembering pain: art addressing the problems faced by Arab youth

Newham Recorder: Stratford show tells how a comedian brought laughter to a refugee camp

The Star: Comedy star Mark inspired by Palestinian refugees in latest show in Sheffield

Glasgowist: INTERVIEW: MARK THOMAS SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE

The Sunday Post: ‘I promise you’ve never seen anything like it’: Mark Thomas on Showtime from the Frontline

The Review Hub: Mark Thomas: Showtime From The Frontline – The Lowry, Salfor

The Reiew Hub: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

The Visitor: Stand-up comic returns to The Dukes as an actor

The Review Hub: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – mac, Birmingham

The List: A bold show about giving a platform to those who might never be able to express themselves

The Stage: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Palestine Monitor: The Freedom Theatre’s “Jinan” brings much needed relief to Jenin Camp

My News Desk: The ​Freedom Theatre i Jenin och Folkteatern i Göteborg i dag till premiär med ”Jinan”, baserad på Astrid Lindgrens Pippi Långstrump

Entertainment Focus: Mark Thomas returns to Leeds with Showtime From The Frontline

The Scotsman: REVIEW: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

The Herald Scotland: Palestine and politics – without polemic: review of Showtime From The Frontline and The Last Bordello

Edinburgh Guide: Showtime from the Frontline, Traverse Theatre, Review

The Guardian: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline review – clowning for Palestine

The Sunday Times: Theatre review: Showtime from the Frontline at the Traverse, Edinburgh

The Telegraph: REVIEW: Hilarious and engaging tale of a comedy club in Jenin – Showtime From The Frontline, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

The Scotsman: Interview: comedian Mark Thomas on Showtime From the Frontline, his new show about teaching stand-up in the West Bank

Norwich Evening News: Mark Thomas and Palestinian comics in Norwich with laughter from the frontline

Maidenhead Advertiser: REVIEW: Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

East Anglian Daily Times: “Stand-up comedy is the ultimate form of freedom of expression” – Mark Thomas heads to East Anglia

Gazette News: Direct from the refugee camps – stand-up with bite

The List: Mark Thomas: ‘Coolness is the enemy of comedy’

Somerset Country Gazette: BIG INTERVIEW: Mark Thomas on Palestine, comedy and activism

The Weston Mercury: Comedian Mark Thomas set for South West stage

Middle East Eye: What’s so funny about the Israeli occupation? Ask these comedians

The Guardian: ‘Nothing was off-limits’: Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club

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