***FRINGE REVIEW*** The Headless Woman and Other Delights – Storywheel

By Mairi Therese Gilfedder

The show was in a space upstairs at the Scottish
Storytelling Centre (which was accessible by lift), the staff were really helpful and provided a free Personal Assistant ticket for my key worker at the last minute.

Before the show the audience could wander around the room and
investigate models made from cardboard boxes with peepholes to look in and shine lights on different scenes. They were innovative and exciting to look at!

The rest of the show was a storyteller who told her tale of moving from Lancaster to Arran for a year. The narrator was fantastic and so expressive with both her body and her voice. Her story resonated with me personally because it reminded me of spending childhood summers with my family on Eriskay. She was very honest about the trials and tribulations which her and her young family faced adapting to
island life, as well as embracing Arran’s mythology and culture. She moved seamlessly between the stories which were all connected, never losing the focus of the audience.

I feel like everyone in the audience got something out of the show – and afterwards I wanted to stay and talk to them – that for me was the mark of something really brilliant. I would definitely recommend it.

***** 5 STARS

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Mairi Therese is reviewing on behalf of get2gether, all of our reviewers have lived experience of disability and are reviewing from their unique perspective. Find out more about Mairi Therese here