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.
REVIEWS FOR RAGNAROK:
“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.