b'In Absentia is an exceptional piece of object / puppet theatre. The sheer creativity of the images and models which Tablo produces is both startling and enchanting.Alzheimers and senile dementia might seem less than appealing themes to employ for a piece of theatrical beauty. However, In Absentia is a call for the power of creativity to transform dead matter into something rich, vibrant and full of mnemonic significance (real or not) which might at least ameliorate, if not vanquish, such an undignified demise. I can only hope my own passing is so sublime. Jonathan W. Marshall, 21 Mar 2013The production is certainly a technical triumph.The puppets are stunning, ranging from the central character to her son as a fat toddler, angry youth and young adult, her late husband on their wedding day, and more.Brigid Kelly94'