Recommended Age Guideline 12+

Mara Menzies

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


Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR view map
Aug 1

Preview 14:00 (55mins) | £8

Aug 2-26 (not 12, 19)

14:00 (55mins) | £12 / £10conc. / £40 Family ticket

Aug 13

BSL Interpreted Performance


Creative Team

Writer and performer: Mara Menzies
Director:                      Isla Menzies
Dramaturg:                 Francesca Da Silva
Producer:                     Independent Arts Projects


Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

  • Aug 1
  • Aug 2-26 (not 12, 19)
  • Aug 13

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