MaraDominic KellyThis event has now finished
It’s 1868. Discharged from the army with malaria, Morten scrapes a living on the edge of Sweden’s ancient forests. Suddenly he begins to suffer nightmares and mysterious visits as he sleeps. A friend tells him he’s plagued by a Mara – a possessed person who visits another in spirit form. To free himself from the Mara, he must discover their identity. But who is it? To find out, he begins to closely watch the world around him. But as he becomes aware of his neighbours’ lives and the life of the ancient forest, his own begins to transform…
Entertaining, unsettling and moving, this solo storytelling performance is a whodunnit, a dive into the dreamscape of Swedish folklore, a love story, a journey into Europe’s ancient forests, a playful look at our relationship with sleep and an exploration of what really means to be awake.
Performance storyteller Dominic Kelly has an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work, having performed at venues including The Barbican, National Theatre, Soho Theatre, The British Museum and festivals around the world from India to the Arctic Circle.
Join Dominic this autumn and you’ll be transported, entertained, immersed… and a walk in the woods might never feel the same again.
Running time: 90mins + interval
"A master storyteller"BBC Radio