Image: Amy Downes
  •  ~ Image: Amy Downes
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  • Project: Feral

“Technically, visually, aurally and politically, it’s a tremendous show.” Mark Fisher, The Scotsman

Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre


Produced by Fuel

Feral is an innovative piece of visual theatre that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience's eyes. Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant and idyllic the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as the walls are peeled back, the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him.

Fringe First Award winning Feral has been remoulded into two new versions especially for the people of Margate and Poole. Tortoise in a Nutshell have visited each town over a period of 6 months and have met with local shopkeepers, town councillors, school children and other important people in the community, investigating what is at their hearts. As part of Fuel’s research project New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood, these are special versions of Feral which have to be seen.


‘Bespoke – and quite brilliant’ 

Allan Radcliffe, The Times

Winner Scotsman Fringe First Awards 2013

Nominee Total Theatre Awards 2013

Ages: 13+

Running Time: 50 mins + a post show discussion will be held after the show on Friday 13th

Funded by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Foundation via the New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood project.

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