⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Making this issue into a work that entertains without diluting the central message, nor becoming a polemical treatise, is a delicate balance. Silvestrini and his Protein team have succeeded in doing so through a compelling and absorbing 75 minutes of excellent dance theatre’.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Surrounded by timpani of all shapes and sizes (Anthar Kharana) creates sounds of heartbreaking beauty and savage excitement.’
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could.’
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A bold, visceral dynamic attempt to show the lives of multicultural Britain today'
NORTH WEST END
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Border Tales is an important piece of work, especially in today’s cultural and political climate. Truly outstanding work.’
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Taking a demoralising, frightening issue and fighting it with wit and poetry cannot be an easy thing to do, but that is what Protein has achieved.'
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Border Tales is essential theatre for the political climate of today.'
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Vital exploration of multiculturalism.'
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Border Tales takes on all of the social nuances buzzing around the country with creativity and intelligent, often humorous, thoughtfulness.'
A Younger Theatre, 2015
"West End calibre"
Daily Telegraph, 2014
"...the whole thing is superbly staged and performed."
The Guardian, 2014
"Excellently performed by a multi-talented, international cast, Border Tales is a big, brave, cacophonous attempt to show what it means to live in multicultural Britain today."
"Through explosions of rumbustious movement and continuous text, compiled from interviews and the dancers’ personal experiences, Protein shares with us stories and scenarios that make us laugh, cringe and reflect."
"It is this delicate balance between respect for individual cultures and the light-hearted, humorous approach to the subject matter that makes Border Tales a brilliant production."