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Blood and Gold, Fringe

BLOOD AND GOLD
Please note that this show will take place in The Lyceum Studio: Venue 593

By 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.

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VENUE: THE LYCEUM STUDIO
AGE GUIDANCE: 12+
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAT GOLLOCK
PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN MAIR

Blood and Gold is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production.

Cast and Credits

CAST
in alphabetical order

Performer Mara Menzies

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer Mara Menzies
Director Isla Menzies
Sound Design Dave House
Dramaturg Francisca De Silveira
Production Manager Craig Fleming
Lighting and Sound Operator Joey Crouch 
Audio Consultant Ian Cunningham
Studio Stage Manager Claire Williamson

Video

Featured in 'Lyn Gardener's Solo Picks for Edinburgh Fringe 2022' (The Stage).

Dates, Times & Prices

11 - 28 August 2022

£10 PREVIEW, 6pm
Thursday 11 August 

EVENINGS, 6pm
Wednesday - Sunday
£12 - £16

UNWAGED PRICING
Limited tickets available to those in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, or Job Seekers Allowance.
£5 per ticket

Running time: 1hr

Accessibility

RELAXED PERFORMANCE & BSL INTERPRETED
Wednesday 17 August, 6pm

CAPTIONED
Thursday 18 August, 6pm

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Press Coverage

★★★★
'Joyful simplicity'
The Stage

★★★★
'Stunning storytelling'
Time Out

★★★★
'a gloriously fulfilling celebration'
All Edinburgh Theatre

★★★★
UK Theatre Network

★★★★
'An exquisite piece of storytelling performed with choreographic grace and a mesmerising delivery”'
The Guardian

★★★★
'Gliterring, Beautiful, Disturbing'
The Scotsman

★★★★
'Pure artistry'
The Skinny

Gallery

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