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 premiered in 2019 at Brighton Festival before touring throughout 2019. An interactive workshop programme was 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.

Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

Devising Cast: Shala Nyx, Momin Switat, Ross Ali, Elliot Rodriguez, Krystian Godlewski, Abigail Coniah

Additional Performers:  Lateisha Lovelace-Hanson, Samuel Kyi

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.


Information for Venues

Information for Venues

Routes premiered at Brighton Festival in May 2019 before touring the UK in Summer 2019. Our 2020 was interrupted, and we are assessing touring options for 2021.

Routes has 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 in 2021 touring plans please contact Ailin at for more information.

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