The Golden Fly

Spoken Word (storytelling, music)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth. Transformed by sorcery into a golden fly, Celtic Goddess Ethaun is condemned to wander the worlds until her heart changes. She meets kings and queens, jugglers and fools as her desire for something more carries her across crashing oceans into kingdoms unknown. Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is step free access at the John Knox House entrance of the building, the main entrance door for Storytelling Centre has 9 steps leading up to to it from street level. If not taking the lift there is then a total of 17 steps up to the library (9 steps, a landing, and then 8 additional steps). All guests enter library through same door once inside the building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Hilda Fransson 22 days ago

This show is amazing! It has everything a faritale should have and more. Alice and Graham manage to take us on a journey to a far of land and you don't really want to leave it! The music is brilliant and the storytelling is marvelous. I recommend anyone who has the possibility to go and see them!

Frauke Meyer 23 days ago

The Golden Fly is a story which isn’t just a told story, it is a story where the audience dives into the story and can imagine what is told. The lovely music supports the story and helps to get an imagine of what is told even more. The beautiful story and the music transfers the audience into another world, where the room becomes the world of the told story. A unique Show I really enjoyed and will dream of a long time.

Ganga Campbell 23 days ago

Breathtaking story telling, enhanced by perfectly synchronised magical flute accompaniment. Wonderful weaving of an ancient Celtic tale totally transports you as the story is so very skilfully delivered. Very rare treat! Not to be missed!

Petra Reid 23 days ago

Completely engrossing journey to another time and place in the company of two highly accomplished performers.

Maureen Morris 23 days ago

Alice and Graham transports the listener to a wonderful mythical world. The storytelling is superb, and the accompanying flute enhances the magic. Well done guys. We loved the show.

Anne Hunter 23 days ago

Who knew you could be taken on so many adventures by a fly?! ‘The golden fly’ is a magical journey into forgotten landscapes and distant realms and yet resonates with everything it is to be human today. It was such a delight to watch and listen to Alice and Graham. This is a compelling show, go and see it!

Beverley Casebow 23 days ago

I would highly recommend this show. A beautifully told story, with a skillful blend of music and spoken word. I was captivated throughout, and the story is still resonating, with its many striking images, and twists and turns. The performers have a strong rapport with each other, and the whole piece is beautifully crafted.

Neil Sutcliffe 23 days ago

This is a beautiful performance- Alice and Graham marry storytelling and music perfectly, creating a performance that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the hour's up! A wonderful story told fantastically, about finding a place in the world, about love, friendship, magic and Gods. And Graham's wonderful flute playing brings the story into the room, with buzzing and blowing and juggling all appearing in the music. Don't miss it!

Svend-Erik Engh 23 days ago

This is storytelling at it's best. Alice and Graham are brilliant together and the way the story is unfolded captivated me all through the one hour show. It is very unusual to hear just one story being told for a whole hour, and Alice just holds our attention with her brilliance and presence with Graham constantly surprises us and brings in new perspectives for the story.

Joanne Marr 23 days ago

A wonderful epic, superbly told by Alice with clever underscoring on flute by Graham. I hung on every cleverly crafted word. Alice’s presence and physicality as well as her smooth and captivating voice had me enthralled. It’s funny, heart-warming and action packed in equal measure. I highly recommend seeing this piece if you can!

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