***FRINGE REVIEW*** The Illusion of Truth – Mara Menzies

By Andrew Giffin

I attended ‘The Illusion of Truth’ on Wednesday 23rd of August at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. My PA and I found the entrance quickly; the staff gave us the tickets right away and showed us the way to the elevator. I found the elevator small: some people with big wheelchairs might have problems getting in. The staff member was waiting for us upstairs- since the elevator was too small for all of us- and she accompanied us to the room. The wheelchair space was next to the entrance and I was the first to get in. I noticed that each chair had a small cup of popcorn.

Mara Menzies gave a great storytelling performance. I liked the way she was moving and dancing around the room telling the story of Ochosi, a story from the African mythology. I also liked the costumes and the fact that she spread popcorn around the floor. At the end of the show Mara Menzies offered to each of us a wee gift: a unique proverb.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience an hour of powerful storytelling.

***** 5 STARS

Andrew 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 Andrew here