Press Quotes


The Marked


THE LIST: TOP RATED SHOWS – #1-rated Physical Theatre Show, #8-rated Show Overall
THE LIST: “One of 2016’s most anticipated Fringe shows”
GUARDIAN THEATRE BLOG: Lyn Gardner’s “What to See at the Edinburgh Festival”
THE PEG REVIEWS: Top 5 Theatre shows at the Fringe
DIVA MAGAZINE: Top Theatre round up
EDINBURGH 49+3: Top 25 Theatre Shows to See at Edinburgh
BRIGHTON SOURCE: 10 Best Fringe Shows to See at The Warren

“Teeters between a gorgeous wonderland and a stark, waking nightmare.”
~Exeunt

“The production’s strength is in the powerful visual world it creates.”
~ Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman ★★★★

“Theatre Temoin have done something special here. Their fantastical mask-and-puppet-theatre brings the metaphorical demons of alcoholism to blood-curdling life in a show that doesn’t flinch from the horrors of addiction and its consequences, yet allows light and magic to shine in. It leaves one horrified yet positive. It’s powerful stuff.”
~ TV Bomb ★★★★★

“A rollercoaster ride that pulls no punches.”
~ British Theatre Guide ★★★★★

“Brought to life with care, honesty and sensitivity…Magical.”
~ Three Weeks ★★★★★

“Transcendent.”
~ EdFringeReview ★★★★★

“As visually stunning as it is deeply harrowing.”
~ The Student Newspaper ★★★★★

“Dark and engaging.”
~ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★

“Stunning and unique.”
~ Edinburgh49 ★★★★

“I was utterly transfixed…a captivating production”
~ The Peg Review ★★★★


The Fantasist


SUNDAY TIMES: Top Five of the Fringe
SPOONFED: Top Ten Theatre Shows to See at Edinburgh
OFF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS: Nominated – Best Sound Designer
WHATSONSTAGE: Pick of the Fringe and EIF – Top Three Physical Theatre & Dance

“Incredible stagework that will blow you away with its extraordinary use of mime, original music and puppetry. A gripping, imaginative, dark tale…you cannot afford to miss.”
~ Alison Thomson, The Sunday Times

“What the show does so well via the puppetry is to get you right inside Louise’s mind and make you understand both the confusion and yet also the terrible glittering lure of a world of bright lights and butterflies.”
~ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Edinburgh highlight…An encouraging sign [for UK puppetry].”
~ Peter Glanville, The Guardian

“Theatre Témoin sensitively and inventively explores the thorny issue of bipolar disorder…Ingenious stagecraft.”
~ Metro ★★★★

“The Fantasist grips the audience from the off in a way rarely seen and this hold is only tightened over the hour.”
~ Rebecca Paul, The Skinny ★★★★★

“Enchanting, endearing and wholly entertaining, this clever show is a must-see for your diaries at this year’s fringe.”
~ Adele Monk, ScotsGay ★★★★★

“The Fantasist is a hilarious, beautiful and utterly astonishing exploration of bipolar disorder.”
~ Alex Eades, Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★

“Astonishingly powerful…If you ever needed proof that puppet shows are a genre that deserve to be taken seriously by adult audiences, then come and view this production.”
~ Josey De Rossi, Fringe Review ★★★★★

“An example of what astonishing things can actually fit into such tight theatrical spaces…raw genius.”
~ Kelly Crocker, The Public Reviews ★★★★★

“Rarely have I seen a play that so deftly switched between beauty, joy, terror and despair.”
~ Simon Plotkin, The Latest ★★★★★

“The Fantasist is the theatrical equivalent to a full blown vision.”
~ Melissa Rynn, Stage Won ★★★★★


Nobody’s Home


BROADWAY BABY: Top 5 theatre picks
THE ARGUS: Best dance & physical on offer at the fringe
THREE WEEKS: Top 3 dance/physical theatre shows

“Ingenious and grotesque…this review can’t do coherent justice to this astounding and moving play.”
~ Kirsty MacSween, Three Weeks – Edinburgh ★★★★★

“Masterpiece…The audience spontaneously laughed, gasped and burst into tears in equal measure.”
~ Ben Blythe, Broadway Baby ★★★★★

“A hugely inventive and compelling piece, which both entertains and shows the true horrors of war.”
~ Thom Dibdin, The Stage

“Far more than an updated version of an old tale…moving and profound.”
~ Bill Parslow, Total Theatre (Brighton, UK)

“Highly physical, inventive and engaging, this is exciting new work with a strong central concept that takes mythic inspiration to explore post traumatic stress to great effect.”
~ Alex Brown, Three Weeks – Brighton ★★★★★ (Brighton, UK)

“Breathtaking…Great imagination…Magical…Touching and deep.”
~ Fleur Poad, Fringe Report (Brighton, UK)

“An emotional roller coaster ride…impressive…What made the play so im­portant was its relevance…truly striking.”
~Cambria Litsey, The Colgate Maroon-News (NY, USA)

Run, don’t walk, to see this life affirming journey.”
~ Matt Malloy, Hollywood Actor (USA)


 Nineveh


“A compelling piece of total theatre that weaves testimony, storytelling, physical theatre and poetry into an opaque but thought-provoking exploration of redemption…A powerful ensemble…Fearless performances”
~ Honour Bayes, Time Out London ★★★★

“Moving drama…An ambitious script – where not a word is wasted…mesmerising physicality.”
~ Lauren Paxman, The Stage

“The play’s sharp exchanges are bolstered by Temoin’s trademark blend of dance and physical theatre, which is by turns comic and jolting…This is a powerful piece of theatre.”
~ Robert Cumber, The Fulham Chronicle ★★★★

“Beautiful…A passionate study of male relationships and guilt.”
~ Fozia Bashir, The Camden New Journal

“Enlightening and shocking…Powerful dialogue, high-quality acting, and a proximity to simple staging combine to provide an intense, thought-provoking experience. Well recommended.”
~ Emma Norris, The Psycologist


 Jukai


“Thoughtful and moving…The physicality of each character in every scene has clearly been given a huge amount of consideration…the soundscapes capture the changes in mood and scene perfectly…excellent performances and understated moments of pathos.”

~ Amy Yorston, British Theatre Guide (London, UK)

“An exquisite storytelling piece…simply enchanting…Combining the evocative language of music, the use of masks, dance and contemporary theatre, this young company creates an intense and vibrant show, able to captivate audiences of all ages and nationalities.”

~ Giulia D’Amico, Remotegoat ★★★★★ (London, UK)

“An action-packed journey…a remarkable production…an excellent example of true international cooperation.”

~ Vanessa Villalobos, Japanese London (London, UK)