The Shetland Isles are “Full of Noises”: Njogel at Tête à Tête

Njogel opens with spectacular beauty, with a small wooden ship bobbing up and down along a ship’s boom, its furled sail representing the waves of the sea around the Shetland isles: and, lo and behold, “the Isle is full of noises”. Third Hand, the UK’s only dedicated puppet opera company, have created a production which moves smoothly from humour to pathos, and from suspicion to love, in which the puppets, playing the legendary creatures of Shetlandic folklore, take the moral high ground: it is human beings who are the compromised, inferior creatures here.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

The magnificent Njogel in all his terrible glory - filling the stage!

The magnificent Njogel in all his terrible glory – filling the stage!

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