Dates and Times
Mon 25 - Tue 26 Jan at 7.15pm
Presented by Theatre Témoin
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou
As a boy, Jack lived in a world of angels and demons – both visible and invisible – who fed off the bravery and pain of the adults around him. Now grown, his life on the streets of London is less fantastical. But when a ghost from his past turns up, Jack must harness the power of forgotten myths to defeat her.
After the 5 star sell-out success of The Fantasist (top 5 of the Fringe – Sunday Times) Theatre Témoin returns using mask, puppetry, and physical theatre to navigate a dark and imaginative world, inspired by real-life stories of children and adults with experience of homelessness.
The Marked was developed alongside community consultants with experience of homelessness from St. Mungo’s Recovery College and Cardboard Citizens, who have participated in Mask Theatre workshops delivered with the generous support of Big Lottery’s Awards for All scheme. The piece will be touring to nationally in coproduction with Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, in 2016 and 2017.
Mask design by Grafted Cede Theatre
Sunday Times Top 5 of the Fringe “Incredible stagework that will blow you away. A gripping, imaginative, dark tale…you cannot afford to miss.” – Sunday Times (on The Fantasist)
“Edinburgh highlight … uses puppetry to seriously good effect” – The Guardian (on The Fantasist)
**** “Ingenious stagecraft … “Theatre Témoin sensitively and inventively explores the thorny issue of bipolar disorder” – The Metro (on The Fantasist)
***** “Astonishingly powerful.” – Fringe Review (on The Fantasist)
***** “Ingenious and grotesque… An astounding and moving play.” – Three Weeks (on Nobody’s Home)
***** “A masterpiece … The audience spontaneously laughed, gasped and burst into tears.” – Broadway Baby (on Nobody’s Home)
About The Company
Theatre Temoin is an award winning company creating socially urgent theatre that is daring, engaging and fun. We tell under-told stories in a visually and physically compelling way. We are passionate about developing a theatrical canon of exceptional quality that presents under-represented voices through powerful, striking theatre.