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    Start date28 Jan 2017
    End date28 Jan 2017
  • TicketsFull Price £16.50 / Standard concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50

    Tortoise in a Nutshell

    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not just fish they are after." 
    - Henry David Thoreau

    On a vast cascading ocean, a tiny boat is tossed through rolling waves and thundering storms, a speck amidst immense and turbulent seas. Steadily rowing onward into the nothingness is a fisherman, driven by despair, sailing to nowhere with all his worldly possessions. As the darkness looms he prepares to end it all and leap... But before he can jump out of his boat, something else jumps in, a mass of colour, an uninvited guest who has finally broken through the sea’s surface to discover what lies above.

    Fisk is a story of a man and a fish, and the unexpected impact they have upon one another. Examining themes of depression, dependence and desolation, Fisk is an exploration of the lengths we can go to in order to escape from ourselves, yet also finds joy in even the deepest and darkest of depths.

    Founded in 2010, Tortoise in a Nutshell is a multi-award winning visual theatre company based in Edinburgh with a steadily growing international profile and reputation, already presenting its work in Austria, Denmark, Mexico and Switzerland. The company first appeared at manipulate in 2011, presenting The Last Miner.

    Fisk is a co-production with Teater Katapult, Denmark and in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, Scotland.

    This performance is part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival produced by Puppet Animation Scotland. /@manipulatefest /#manipulate2017 

    Date & Time
    Sat 28 Jan, 7.30pm

    Full Price £16.50
    Standard concession £13.50
    Other concession £8.50


    Running time
    1h 10min

    Age Recommendation

    Note: contains loud noises, limited spoken dialogue in English and Danish


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