TORTOISE IN A NUTSHELL
ROSS, ARRAN AND ALEX
Visual Theatre Company
Formed in 2010, Tortoise in a Nutshell is a multi-award winning visual theatre company dedicated to creating theatre that inspires and ignites the imaginations of its audience.
As well as devising and producing their own work, Tortoise in a Nutshell has quickly established a strong track record for advising creative companies on the mechanics of puppetry within performance and visual theatre and for the design and build of puppets to be used in production; working in collaboration with a number of companies across a number of disciplines including Teater Katapult, Fuel Theatre, Imaginate, Show and Tell, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Cumbernauld Theatre and Dundee Rep Theatre.
The company has toured work extensively across the UK, to much critical acclaim, having been awarded a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First, an IdeasTap Edinburgh Award, two Total Theatre Award nominations and two Arches Brick Award nominations.
Internationally, they have taken work to Montenegro, where they received two Kotorski Festival Awards, Mexico, Poland, Denmark, Austria, and Switzerland, where they were the first UK company ever to be nominated for the Grünshnäbel award for young companies at the Figura Festival.
In support of its creative practice, the company leads educational workshops and outreach programmes suitable for all ages, at all levels of engagement.
Tortoise in a Nutshell is a multi-award winning visual theatre company dedicated to creating theatre that inspires and ignites the imaginations of its audience