Presented by Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Firgurteatret I Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre) and in association with Macrobert Arts Centre


Wed 27 at 7pm → Thu 28 March at 1pm
£9.50 (standard) | £6 (concession) | £5 Local Links

A golden age is ending

There have been three years of winter.

The sun hangs low in the sky, unmoving, and the bonds of kinship are failing.

A young girl and her brother battle forward, seeking a future in a promised land. Two souls in a sea of thousands, they move through a fractured world as dream and reality clash around them.

A collision of ancient myth and modern spectacle, Ragnarok takes its inspiration from Norse mythology’s cyclical tale of the same name. It is a story about fate and determination, mortals and gods, the world’s end and its rebirth.

What is it to be one face in a million, walking through the end of your world?

The world is breaking.

Ragnarok creates a bold, haunting and multisensory theatrical world, populated by scores of hand-crafted clay figures and an atmospheric immersive soundtrack. Multi-award-winning Tortoise in a Nutshell create an enthralling new production that fuses forms to stunning effect, blending human performance, puppetry and hand-crafted live animation in their most ambitious production to date.


“A bold, magical piece of theatre" ***** Lisa in the Theatre

"Delivered  with such care and invention, and such profound feeling" **** Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“An enchanting performance piece which encapsulates all that is fantastic about visual theatre in Scotland" Donald Stewart, The Fringe Review

Photographs by Mihaela Bodlovic.

Additional info

Wed 27 at 7pm & Thu 28 March 2024 at 1pm

Running time: 70 minutes

Recommended age: 13yrs+

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