About This Show

It’s 1868. Morten is a discharged soldier scraping a living on his croft on the edge of Sweden’s ancient forests. His life is blighted by insomnia and filled with troubles made up largely in his own head. Suddenly he begins to suffer nightmares. A friend tells him he’s plagued by a Mara – a possessed person who visits another in spirit form as they sleep. To free himself from a Mara, he must discover their identity. But who is it? Funny, unsettling, beautiful and moving, this solo storytelling performance is a whodunnit – a deep dive into the dreamscape of Swedish folklore – a delve into our oldest forests – a journey through our tortuous relationship with sleep – and an exploration of what it might mean to be really awake You’ll be transported, entertained, immersed… and a walk in the woods might never feel the same again.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 17 September 2023 Final Performance: 17 September 2023
Location: Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance

Parade Street,


TR18 4BU

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Kersti Stabi Director