The Marked

Fri 5th – Mon 29th Aug 2016


“Mask, puppetry and physical theatre navigates a haunting, mystical world inspired by real-life stories of homelessness”





Theatre Témoin


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 haunting, mystical world inspired by real-life stories of homelessness.

As a boy, Jack was surrounded by monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he was destined to rule. Now grown up, 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.

At its heart, The Marked is a story about the link between trauma in childhood and homelessness in adulthood, exploring the vivid internal landscapes that we create and discover through pain and healing.

Since 2010, homelessness has increased nationwide by 55%, with an unprecedented 100% increase in rough sleepers in London. With ongoing cuts to services, this trend is expected to continue. Theatre Témoin feel that it is vital that the most vulnerable in our communities have a voice on stage.

The Marked was developed alongside community consultants with experience of homelessness from St. Mungo’s Recovery College and Cardboard Citizens, who participated in Mask Theatre workshops delivered with the generous support of Big Lottery’s Awards for All scheme. The piece will be shown in 10 London hostels in July and feedback from these will be incorporated into the final Edinburgh production.

Admission: £7 – £12(£11)

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