Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.
Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online.
For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over.
Followed by a live Q&A with the performers.
Tuesday 9 Jun 2020
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 followed by a live Q&A with himself and his co-stars Faisal and Alaa, on Tuesday 9th June at 7:30pm.
7.30pm - Intro from Mark (live)
7.35pm - Showtime from the Frontline
9.05pm - Comfort Break
9.10pm - Q+A with Mark (live)
Please leave your questions in the chatroom as the show is on.
Join us at Live Theatre for a film screening of the hit show followed by a post show Q & A with Joe, who will be talking about the time he spent in West Bank with Mark at the Jenin Freedom Theatre.
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.
Showtime From The Frontline was directed by Joe Douglas, just before he became Live Theatre’s Artistic Director.