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The show is an unusual and unexpected treat…. my two boys were full of questions and insights on the journey back home. It really got them thinking Sunderland Echo

Strangeface are not only masters of the mask, grotesque puppets also appear from windows in the versatile, skilfully constructed set, like a rustic version of Avenue Q. A lovingly created story with live music and an artistic appearance that remains etched on your memory Three Weeks

The intricate story was finely plotted with a Tim Burton-esque touch. The potency of the masks was matched by superb physical performances as the cast switched with ease between vastly contrasting characters. The production had all the dramatic elements of the best – and darkest of folk tales, where beautifully grotesque masks and evocative live music helped create a naively powerful world Total Theatre Magazine

All our organization staff talk about the British company, we really enjoy working with them. We hope to continue our collaboration and please do keep us informed on your future productions Mohammad Atebbai, Director of International Affairs, Dramatic Arts Center of Iran

…an outstanding and highly memorable performance. The Arnside Educational Institute has, again, pulled off a real coup with this wonderful company… Michael Nunn

Touring theatre doesn’t come any more magical than this eccentric Christmas Carol from Strangeface. The masks are spellbinding, often grotesque and always extraordinary in the way they can leave characters permanently agape, watchful or wary. The Stage

Russell Dean’s masks, modelled in various triumphant productions by Trestle Theatre Company, are incredible carvings. This piece features dynamic performances from the cast, all of whom take on multiple roles, saucy knavery and witty visual gags The List

A wonderful combination of original comedy, puppetry and magnificent masks for a highly appreciative audience, including many teenagers who had enjoyed a Strangeface workshop earlier in the day Shropshire Star

The masks are fantastic, the tale fascinating The Scotsman