Tortoise in a Nutshell


Tue 20 Feb 2024 - Wed 21 Feb 2024


Tuesday 20 Feb 2024 - Wednesday 21 February 2024

Age Recommendation: 13+ (contains some violene and adult themes)

Running Time: 1 hour 10 mins

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. 

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. 

Ragnarok is an international co-production between Tortoise in a Nutshell and Figurteatret I Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre) in association with MacRobert Arts Centre. 

Age Recommendation: 13+

Content warning: Contains themes of death and migration