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13 Mar - 4 Jun 2015
Tortoise in a Nutshell

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 was reworked into two new versions specially made for the people of Margate and Poole. Tortoise in a Nutshell visited each town over a period of 6 months and met with local shopkeepers, town councillors, school children and other important people in the community, investigating what is at their hearts.

These bespoke versions of Feral were created as part of Fuel’s research project New Theatre In Your Neighbourhood.


Winner Scotsman Fringe First Awards 2013

Nominee Total Theatre Awards 2013

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

""Bespoke - and quite brilliant""

Allan Radcliffe, The Times

""Technically, visually, aurally and politically, it's a tremendous show.""

Mark Fisher, The Scotsman

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