Magna Mysteria

Magna Mysteria

Magna Mysteria draws on the Victorian era of magic and illusion and combines that with ubiquitous digital technology. It is an immersive, interactive experience which takes the people on a journey, infiltrating their consciousness and teasing them with conflicting stories, delivered through performance and mobile communications.

The performance begins with the audience collecting their tarot card from a Fortune Telling Machine, and then unravels. Age-old stories emerge from out of nowhere, mysterious characters tell conflicting tales, and the audience choose who, or what, to believe. It's not a game, there's no right or wrong, but there are many paths, and no one experiences Magna Mysteria in the same way.

Magna Mysteria is commissioned by Without Walls, Winchester Hat Fair, Falmouth University Performance Centre and Hall For Cornwall. Supported by AIR Falmouth University. With funding from Arts Council England and Feast. It started it's life in Bristol in 2012 at Mayfest with support from Arts Council, MAYK, Bristol City Council, Bristol Ferment, Theatre Bristol and Pervasive Media Studio, it has since toured nationally in 2013 and will be touring nationally and internationally in 2014 onwards. Please get in touch with Becca Gill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in bookings.

@MagnaMysteria was brilliant! A modern technical show with an olden day story that really gets you thinking

"It's a kind of magical mystery tour, in which you sign up at a beautifully crafted fairground sideshow fortune-telling booth, receive a sort-of tarot card (mine was The Sisters – there's also a Policeman, a Siren, and a Magician), and then await instructions, which arrive some time later by text"

"..you become a participant in the creation of the story (which is a kind of post Angela Carter / Erin Morgenstern tale of shady alternative reality happenings in Victorian music halls)" Dorothy Max Prior, Total Theatre Review on Magna Mysteria at Brighton Festival

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