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Press: Press Coverage


British Theatre Guide

'What works very effectively and becomes very moving under Mayra Stergiou’s direction is the puppetry creating Alfie and his interaction with his carer.' Dark Matter

The Upcoming

'It’s a highly emotive play but it’s handled so carefully, also opening our eyes to the scientific undertones of this debilitating disease.' 

Dark Matter

Fringe Review UK

'Stergiou’s subtle direction took us right into Alfie’s inner world.' 

Dark Matter

'Great art – and I think that this production ranks as great art – gets its strength by telling complicated truths simply.'

An Ice Thing to Say

London Live Post

'It is a great pleasure for all of us to be able to go back to piece of art. As enjoying art means not only appreciating its aesthetics, but gaining access to an intimate process of human research.'

At The Heart of Things 

A Younger Theatre

'Superbly executed, with a well-honed precision perfect for the piece. Their clarity of movement lays bare the emotions hidden underneath, allowing their audience to see more than simple expression.'

An Ice Thing to Say

'Dark Matter harnesses everything Puppetry has to offer'

Dark Matter

Views from the Gods

'Stergiou's puppeteering is so delicately nuanced she somehow gives a voice to a silent character with a fixed expression.'


Everything Theatre

"Seemingly effortless movements'


Care Home UK

Mayra Stergiou is a freelance puppetry pioneer, whose puppet-making workshops and drama therapy sessions - full of improvisation and storytelling - have sparked memories, conversations and a few laughs amongst people living with dementia.


Exeunt Magazine

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