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Cost £15.00 (£12.00 Concessions)
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a tale of war

Written by Julia Pascal

Directed by Ailin Conant

Once there was a boy. The war had taken his hands and arms. When he went home, his family didn't recognise him. "You have no arms", they said, "you are not our son". They threw him into the river, where a giant fish swallowed him...
Three men sit in purgatory, playing and living in their dreams, with nothing but their memories to haunt them. When a boy arrives their world begins to change, launching them on a journey beyond the atrocities of the past.

Critically acclaimed physical theatre company Theatre Temoin present this visually stunning exploration of the trauma of combat and the hope that comes afterwards. Inspired by true stories told by child soldiers and ex-combatants from across the world; collected by the company during a year of creative work in Kashmir, Israel, Lebanon, and Rwanda.

Press from previous Temoin's productions:

on "The Fantasist":

"Ingenious stagecraft." ~ Metro ★★★★

"What the show does so well is to get you right inside Louise's mind and make you understand both the confusion and yet also the terrible glittering lure of a world of bright lights and butterflies." ~ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Mesmerising" ~ The Skinny ★★★★★

"Hilarious, beautiful and utterly astonishing." ~ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★

"Astonishingly powerful." ~ Fringe Review ★★★★★

"Raw genius." ~ The Public Reviews ★★★★★

On "Nobody's Home":

"Ingenious and grotesque...this review can't do coherent justice to this astounding and moving play." ~ Three Weeks - Edinburgh ★★★★★

"A hugely inventive and compelling piece, which both entertains and shows the true horrors of war." ~ The Stage


60 minutes with no interval.


Suitable for ages 14+.


Please note that latecomers will not be admitted.

Official Review by Coco Hall, read now
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Gethin Alderman
Patrick Collier
Theatre Temoin
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