By Francesca Beard
With support from Jen McGregor's 'Grave' and Ross McCleary's 'Portrait of the Artist as a Viable Alternative to Death.'
Spoken word artist Francesca Beard is your sham-shaman, on an epic adventure through a wonderland of lies, fictions, Wikipedia facts and the stories we tell ourselves. Through a series of fabulous encounters, this show explores make-believe in its many forms, from political spin, to polite half-truths, to the lies we live by: ‘Capitalism is a meritocracy’; ‘Grandma, I love this cardigan’; ‘Yes, I have read the terms and conditions’. Francesca is one of the most successful spoken word artists in the UK, and has developed innovative work such as Chinese Whispers and Animal Olympics. This new show explores our place in a new “post-truth” world that's had enough of experts, but not enough of Donald Trump. It asks: ‘What is the global cost of make-believe?’, ‘Are all humans liars?’ and ‘Can the truth set us free?’
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Scottish Storytelling Centre
Fri 7 Jul
Full Price - £10.00
Storytelling Centre Supporter - £9.50
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