Written and performed by Jenna Watt
Co-director Laura Cameron Lewis
Design Katy Wilson
Sound Design Greg Sinclair
Lighting Designer Liam Boucher
Stage Manager Catherine Devereux
Inspired by sweeping Norwegian landscapes and contemporary Scandinavian music, Little Vikings Are Never Lost is an original theatrical event, within which the audience inhabit an installed other-world. A young woman wanders through an entirely fabricated environment, surrounded by trinkets, odd objects and surreal constructions. We meet her in a place to lose oneself in, or, as it transpires, a place to run away. Holding herself responsible for a tragedy in her childhood, the woman, Siv, constructs a world for herself - a surreal and absurd landscape that grows and becomes a model for life. When the anonymous letters begin to arrive, Siv's world comes under threat from intrusions both comforting and tormenting, reminders of a journey she has been trying to forget. Siv begins to realise she can't be lost forever. Someone knows where she is, and someone is coming to get her.
Little Vikings Are Never Lost premiered at Arches Live! 2008 and was part of the One Year On program at the National Review of live Art 2009
'A profound reflection on loss and grief'
- The Herald
'A beautifully shaped story of acceptance and loss'
- The Scotsman