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.
@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