Nick Barley – Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival

The audience’s reaction to The Illusion of Truth was nothing less than breathtaking. Mara’s story built in a carefully controlled crescendo, whipping the audience into a quite astonishing frenzy of excitement. This was not simply a demonstration of a great performance, but an exposition of a form which is fundamentally interactive – a performance in which the audience was so deeply, personally implicated that at one point almost every single person in the auditorium jumped out of their seat with pure rapture.