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The King of Lies, WriteIdea Festival, Whitechapel London
November 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
In this one-hour solo storytelling performance, Clare Muireann Murphy blends reportage and folklore to tell a story about the power of lying. A king pits his wits against a fool, a lying competition lures in storytellers from around the world, and one poor hungry man tells enough lies in the hopes of saving his skin and that of his people. The King of Lies is an adaptation of the novel ‘Damascus Nights’ by exiled Syrian writer Rafik Schami.
With over ten years of experience in her field, Clare Muireann Murphy is one of the country’s most acclaimed professional storytellers. Her stages include The Globe, The Barbican, the National Theatre, Soho Theatre as well as universities and venues in Brazil, Ireland, Belgium, Canada and the US.
This show is brought to you by Filotico Arts, a cultural organisation and production company promoting the arts through events, festivals, partnership, artistic support and training opportunities. http://filoticoarts.com/