Tortoise in a Nutshell

Tortoise in a Nutshell



Mixed Media Puppetry

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35-37 Assembly Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BQ Tel:
(+44)0131 510 8426

Tortoise in a Nutshell (TiaN) is a multi-award-winning, Edinburgh based performing arts charity, that creates world-class visual theatre. Their unique blend of puppetry, performance and innovation delivers exciting and thought-provoking experiences for audiences of all ages. TiaN is run by a small team of passionate artists working together to create theatrical sparks that have the power to ignite the imagination. They take their audiences on exciting journeys and invite them to see and think about the world differently. They aspire to broaden access to visual theatre through tailored engagement and participatory projects, which look at the differing needs and demands of communities across Scotland.

Since forming in 2010, TiaN has won world-wide critical acclaim and enthralled audiences with their productions. The company has won a Scotsman Fringe First, an Ideas Tap Edinburgh Award and four Kotorski Theatre Festival Awards. Their productions have been shortlisted for two Total Theatre Awards, two Arches Brick Awards, A Scottish Arts Club, A Drama Desk award and they were the first UK company to ever be nominated for the Grünschnäbel award for young companies at the Figura Theaterfestival in Switzerland. Most recently they received a coveted Critics Pick from the New York Times.

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