For some, home is a terrifying place to flee, for others, an idea worth dying for. When a rag-tag group find themselves caught between homes, they will have to learn each others’ stories in order to understand their own.

After the sell-out success of The Marked (***** “A rollercoaster ride” – British Theatre Guide) and The Fantasist (“Achingly beautiful…incredible stagework that will blow you away” – Sunday Times), Témoin bring their vibrant visual style to the great outdoors, using clowning and large-scale puppetry on a journey exploring conflict and belonging.

Routes will premiere in 2019; Témoin was thrilled to present a work-in- progress sharing of the piece as part of SIRF this year.

‘Routes’ has been developed and researched with Refugee, Migrant, and Native British groups and artists in partnership with PsycheDelight, Young Roots, A Band of Brothers, Creating Ground, and Greenwich Migrant Hub.

Theatre Témoin, commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, and Brighton Festival,  and with support from Arts Council England and 101 Creation Space.




Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

Devising Cast: Shala Nyx, Momin Switat, Ross Ali, Elliot Rodriguez

Voice Actors: Kuhel Khalid, Daniel Hemming

Director: Ailin Conant

Project Producer: Hannah Tookey

Company Producer: Fiona Mason

Set and Costume Design: Olivia Altaras

Puppet Design and Build: Peter Morton

Sound Design and Composition: Ross Flight

Architect / Builder: Ruben Teodoro

Production Manager: Anthony Hollis

Deputy Production Manager: Daniel Hemming

Stage Manager: Sam Orwin

Assistant Director: Michelle Masden

Production InternRobyn Cain

Additional R&D Team: Louisa Ashton, Sam Dunstan, Ross Kernahan, Abd al Rehman Nori Slama, Sayed Habib Sadat, Abdulaziz Al-Hasan, George Tomlinson, Sophie Besse, Sabine Choucair, William Drew


David Morgan, Bradley Hemmings, Jan Doherty, Greenwich Migrant Hub, Young Roots, PsycheDelight, A Band of Brothers, Creating Ground.




Photos: Ailin Conant and Michelle Madsen

Tour Dates

Routes Public Tour Dates


Information for Venues

Routes will be premiering in May, 2019 and touring regionally in Spring 2019. Festivals and Arts Organisations wishing to be included in the tour should contact Ailin Conant at