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 at Brighton Festival before touring throughout 2019 and 2020. An interactive workshop programme will be delivered in partnership with each festival.

‘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.

ROUTES is 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.  The piece was originally seeded by Theatre Deli with Hammersmith and Fulham Council.



How You Can Support ROUTES

Help us build bridges between more communities

Developed in collaboration with refugee, migrant, and British-born communities throughout the UK, ROUTES follows 2-years of conversations and 40+ engagement workshops with refugee groups and partners, embedding stories from workshops into our first ever outdoor work.

Integral to the production is an interactive community workshop programme bringing together those with refugee / migrant experience and people from native British backgrounds, which is designed to generate dialogue around the themes of migration and home, building bridges between communities. Text from these festival workshops will feed directly into that venue’s touring performance of ROUTES to bring local conversations around migration into the public sphere.

We want to make this opportunity available to as many people as possible, which means touring to more festivals and reaching out to more communities.

How can you help?

We are fundraising towards the costs of the participation programme, which includes fees for our dedicated performers, puppeteers and facilitators who will work with refugee and non-refugee communities throughout the UK.

Your donation will go directly towards this production, meaning that you’ll be directly contributing to creating a safe space in which more stories can be revealed and shared.

Thank you!

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

Participation Projects Producer: Adam McGuigan

Exec 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


All workshop/parade/performance times  TBC, so please check the venue websites or visit again.

Thank you!


Information for Venues

Information for Venues

Routes premiers at Brighton Festival in May 2019 before touring the UK in Summer 2019 and Summer 2020. Festivals and Arts Organisations wishing to be included in the tour should contact Fiona Mason at

We also have an extensive participation programme, bringing together refugee/migrant and non-refugee/migrant communities across the UK. If you’re a community or arts organisation and would like to be included please contact Adam McGuigan for more information.

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