Walking the Wall
Mark Thomas11 Aug 7.30pm
Watch a live stream of Mark Thomas's show Walking the Wall on 11th August 2020: book using the link above. 20% of the ticket price goes to Jacksons Lane.
Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers; a 750 km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question... can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?
On the night, there will be a live introduction from Mark (with BSL interpreter), followed by a stream of the filmed show (with captioned option), with a Q&A with special guests (with BSL interpreter) to finish. As before, the recording of the whole evening will be available for 24 hours after the livestream.
In December 2009, Mark spent 9 weeks walking the entirety of the Israeli Barrier.
The wall was started in 2003 and when completed, will be 750km long - it is a military structure overseen by watchtowers with signs of ‘warning of imminent death’ and is patrolled by the Israeli Army Police. It entirely encircles the Palestinians who can only get out through checkpoints with permission. There are around 300,000 Palestinians living within that area.
During the 9 weeks walking, Mark was detained 6 or 7 times for several hours by the Army.
He was detained by the Palestinians, too, but that was mainly for coffee and food.
Age guidance: 15+
Price: £5 per ticket
Access: This performance includes British Sign Language and subtitles