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Blood and Gold

Tuesday 11th August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mara with her arms spread wide

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 young daughter a box containing stories that lead to a priceless treasure. Her daughter is afraid of what she may find within, but as she grows, the voices inside the box begin to make themselves heard. An encounter with the mysterious Shadowman sets in motion a journey that transcends place and time.

The girl learns of her rich and complicated past, she is given a window into the lives of others, and she begins to understand her own unique place in the world. A journey of self-discovery through colonialism and slavery filled with grief, humour, tragedy, pain, joy, courage, and a celebration of the human spirit.

“…this is a sparkling, often joyous excursion… this is probably the best thing Mara Menzies has done yet – which is already saying something.”
★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre

“an exquisite piece of storytelling… performed with choreographic grace and a mesmerising delivery” — The Guardian

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Skinny

Your questions are welcome! This hour-long show will be followed by a Q&A session.

Mara with her face painted half in gold

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Tuesday 11th August
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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