Blood and Gold review at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh – ‘heart-rending and hilarious’

On stage Menzies is light and shadow, not just telling stories, but taking on the personas of her characters as she uses both her Scottish and Kenyan cultural identities to put the legacy of colonialism into a fictitious but personal and local Edinburgh setting. These are tales of light and shadow, too, with Maria Macdonald’s lighting subtly altering the colour spectrum to highlight the difference between our world and the world of shadows from where hate and fear creep from the twilight into the mainstream.

Beautifully constructed, heart-rending and hilarious work from a storyteller at the peak of her powers.