Vikings vs Climate Change

MFF23-Vikings-vs-Climate-Change-photo-by-Ruth-GilmourThrough comedy, song and spectacle, two Vikings battle the greatest issue of our time, as Babble Productions debut Vikings vs Climate Change at The Butterfly Club, 2 – 8 October, as part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Back with their unique brand of physical comedy and absurdist satire, the Melbourne-based theatre company presents a laugh-out-loud romp that is sure to tickle your funny bone and inspire you to raise your battle axe.

Vikings vs Climate Change tells the story of Eric and Ingrid, two literally-frozen-in-time Vikings as they emerge from the melting permafrost into the climate crisis of 2023.

Using only their Viking knowledge, some ancient Nordic myths and a sacrificial beer, our two rambunctious characters attempt to solve the world’s climate change problems one axe swing at a time.

Tim and Ruth Gilmour, the creative couple behind Babble Productions, along with Babble newcomer Jess Zintschenko, bring music, energy and physical comedy to the Melbourne Fringe stage, satirising tropes from Viking pop culture and sending up modern political discourse around climate issues.

Will Ingrid and Eric reverse climate change before their 55 minutes is up? Come along and find out! Vikings vs Climate Change is designed to be a fun comedy cabaret for lovers of all things Ragnarok and Renewable.

“Theatre duo Ruth and Tim Gilmour are seasoned and gifted performers.” – Theatre Travels

Vikings vs Climate Change
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 2 – 8 October 2023

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Image: Vikings vs Climate Change – photo by Ruth Gilmour