Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies.

A dying mother gives her daughter a box containing three clues to a priceless treasure. This sets in motion a journey filled with humour and tragedy that considers the importance of ritual, identity and belonging.

★★★★★ “The word ‘storytelling’ can’t quite portray the fullness of the experience that you have.”
MumbleTheatre.net on The Illusion of Truth

★★★★★ “Mesmerising performance storytelling”
EdinburghReporter.com on The Illusion of Truth


Upcoming dates:

2019
7pm, 26 July at Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Tickets: 01334 475000 or byretheatre.com

2pm, 1-26 August (not 12th or 19th) at Scottish Storytelling Centre
as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Made in Scotland showcase.
Tickets: on the phone 0131 226 0000 or online EdFringe.com

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