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Rafaella Marcus

2021        Offbeat Festival, Oxford Playhouse

co-production with Offbeat Festival, Ellie Keel Productions, and 45 North

26 June

Do you know what magic is?

A girl recounts an impossible meeting in which something is lost - but someone is found.

THE GIFT began life as part of pandemic audio series Written on the Waves, created in response to the first lockdown (and the postponement of SAP's onward development at North Wall Arts Centre in spring 2020).

Here it was staged for the first time in a new version celebrating live performance.


Performed 8 times in 4 hours to just one social bubble at a time.

Written by Rafaella Marcus

Performed by Olivia Marcus

Director Jessica Lazar

Sound design, editing, composition Tom Foskett-Barnes

Stagedoor (Lyn Gardner) on the original audio play: 'a tiny winking gem that suggests that maybe we don’t get a choice in the ghosts we see and we always see the ghosts we need.'

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