The Marked

The Marked

The Marked

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.

After the sell-out success of The Fantasist (“Achingly beautiful” – The Sunday Times, ★★★★★ “Mesmerising” – The Skinny) Témoin return; spinning together mask, puppetry and physical theatre to navigate a haunting, mystical wonderland inspired by real-life stories of homelessness.

The Marked has been 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.

Theatre Témoin in co-production with Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham with mask design by Grafted Cede Theatre and with support from The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, The Pleasance Islington, and Camden People’s Theatre.



Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

Devising Cast: Dorie Kinnear, Tom Dawze, Bradley Thompson

Additional R&D Cast: Tom Stacy, Sam Fogell, Jack Veal

Director: Ailin Conant

Associate Director: Will Pinchin

Creative Producer: Patrick Collier

Mask Design: Grafted Cede Theatre

Puppet Design: Peter Morton

Set and Costume Design: Zahra Mansouri

Sound Design and Composition: Filipe Gomes

Lighting Design: Pablo Fernandez Baz

Puppetry Direction: Louisa Ashton

Assistant Director: Alfie Sowden

Additional R&D Cast: Sam Fogell, Jack Veal

Script Consultants: Sarah Macguire, Dr. Vanessa Crawford

Participation Producer: Ciara Brennan

Production/Stage Managers: Chris Montague, Ina Berggren

Puppet Development: Alfie Sowden

Set Builders: Giorgio Ritucci, Frode Gjerløw

Scenic Painter: Emily Adamson

Costume Assistants: Olwen Morrey, Katie Farquhar

Marketing Assistants: Natalie Allison, Ashley Davies

PR: Chloé Nelkin Consulting

Graphic Design: Rebecca Pitt



Cardboard Citizens, St. Mungo’s Recovery College


Photos: Lidia Crisafulli,  Thousand Word Media, and Idil Sukan

Press Quotes

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

“A powerful visual world.”
~ 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 ★★★★★

~ EdFringeReview ★★★★★

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

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

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

“A stunning and moving spectacle…a story that will touch many souls.”
~ A Younger Theatre ★★★★

“Expertly directed physicality…a riveting and innovative visualisation of homelessness”
~ Arts Award Voice ★★★★

Information for Venues

The Marked sold out in Edfringe 2016 and toured internationally in 2017,  reaching over 6,800 people, 557 with experience of homelessness, and engaging 750 participants in Q&As, workshops & symposia.  The production was notable for its ability to engage the homeless sector with regional venues nationwide.  To get in touch about remounts, retours, and engagement possibilities contact