Nobody’s Home

Nobody's Home

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Nobody’s Home

Odysseus has come home from the war. His bath’s broken, and he can’t fix it. As he stares at his reflection, he begins to find that his journey back to the people he loves might not be as easy at it seems.

Set in a bathroom, Nobody’s Home follows a soldier’s journey through his own mind, as he struggles with the monsters of his past to finally come home. In their signature physical style, Theatre Temoin and Grafted Cede present a unique and striking exploration of PTSD in a modern retelling of Homer’s Odyssey.

Nobody’s Home was developed in California through a series of collaborative workshops with combat veterans. We will be touring the piece in the UK to theatres and organisations working closely with Veterans in April and May, 2016

Presented by Theatre Témoin and Grafted Cede Theatre with support from The Salisbury Playhouse and The Wellcome Trust.


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Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

Devising Cast: Dorie Kinnear, Will Pinchin
Director: Ailin Conant
Designer: Amy Yardley
Composers: Otto Muller, Liam Quinn
Sound Design: Jamie Flockton
Stage Manager: Ina Berggren

Creative Producer: Patrick Collier
Military Participation: Ciara Brennan


Gemma Alldred, Dr. Edgar Jones, Dr. Anke Ehlers, Maya Twardzicki, John Ryan.


Press Quotes


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“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)

Information for Venues

‘Nobody’s Home’ ran in Edinburgh in 2011 (“Ingenious and grotesque…an astounding and moving play” – ThreeWeeks *****), and was subsequently funded by Wellcome and ACE and coproduced with Salisbury Playhouse for redevelopment and touring in 2016.  Off of the back of a successful military engagement programme, the piece was commissioned by the MoD and received covenant funding for an extended tour of military bases in 2017, to raise conversation and reduce stigma around PTSD and mental ill-health.  The piece is available for commissioning and re-touring, email Ailin at for more information.