Created by Tortoise in a Nutshell
An original co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre
Directed by Ross MacKay
With Alex Bird, Jim Harbourne, Arran Howie, and Matthew Leonard
Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant, and idyllic, the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as Joe journeys on, walls and lives are peeled back and the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him.
Feral is an innovative piece of visual theater that combines puppetry, film, and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. Puppeteers manipulate and bring to life a tiny world, whilst simultaneously creating a live animation, as they follow its every breath via digital camera.
Tortoise in a Nutshell is a multi-award-winning visual theatre company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their work is dedicated to creating world class performance experiences, to ignite the imaginations of audiences across the globe.
Read more at: https://tortoiseinanutshell.com/
"A reminder of why we cling to beauty as the world around us falls apart." — The New York Times, Critic’s Pick
“A case of magic executed in plain sight.” — Lighting and Sound America
“The juxtaposition of watching the cast of technicians at work while viewing the results in real time on the screen is a fascinating one.” — Talkin Broadway
★★★★ "One of the Feral’s greatest accomplishments (of many) rests in its ability to create a cartoon-like logic on a live stage, and present it with sophisticated and visually intelligent camera work in real time." — Plays to See
★★★★ “Mesmerizingly inventive... technically, visually, aurally and politically, it’s a tremendous show” — The Scotsman
★★★★ “Sophisticated and highly entertaining. The level of detail here is extraordinary” — The Times