Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Témoin’s The Marked transfers to London’s Ovalhouse Theatre from the 13th to the 22nd October.
Using mask, puppetry and physical theatre, Theatre Témoin explores a mystical world inspired by real-life stories of homelessness.
As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. 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.
At its centre, The Marked looks at the link between trauma in childhood and homelessness in adulthood.
With homelessness on the rise since 2010, having increased nationwide by 55%, with an unprecedented 100% increase in rough sleepers in London. With The Marked, Theatre Témoin feel that it is vital that the most vulnerable in our communities have a voice on stage.
The production was created with the support of 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 Marked is directed by Ailin Conant and features mask designs by Grafted Cede Theatre, puppet design by Peter Morton, puppet development Alfie Sowden and set and costume design by Zahra Mansouri.
The Marked will play at the Ovalhouse Theatre from the 13th to the 22nd October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/the-marked-by-theatre-temoin.