Vinland, a family-friendly Viking saga adventure show will tour the UK from Spring 2023.
Present by Jack Dean & Company the show merges history and Viking mythology with storytelling, animation, and live music.
Alongside animation, visual and audio effect, narrator Jack Dean tells the story of the Vikings’ final voyage to North America, where mankind lived for a brief period in the early 11th century, nearly 500 years before any other Europeans.
Using lyrical storytelling and original live music, the family show, suitable for ages 8+, brings the audience into a world where myth and history collide with ghosts, monsters, and wild gooseberries. The tour begins in Solihull in February before dates in Cornwall, Bristol West Sussex and other West regions.
Young audiences will set sail with Freydis and her son Snorri on a Viking adventure that’s fun for all the family. They will join her crew of explorers as they find out they’re not alone in this strange new land and follow Snorri as he confronts an ancient spirit set on revenge, while learning the truth about himself.
Jack Dean said, “What fascinated me about the Sagas was the way they blend historical events with things we would call fantastical. Battles and cattle trading are reported alongside demonic possessions, ghostly apparitions and giant sea-beasts. For the Vikings, all of these things were equally real. It is this world of unreliable narrators and mythical histories that we try and evoke with the storytelling, animation and music of the show.”
Running from 11 February 2023 until 6 May 2023, the 65-minute show is suitable to for ages 8+
5 April – Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
6 April – The Brewhouse, Tauton
11 April – The David Hall, South Petherton
17 April – Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby
21 April – Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
6 May – The Hawth, Crawley