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Vikings to visit Lerwick

The Follow the Vikings roadshow will descend on the town in November.

A photograph by Gordon Siegel when the Follow The Vikings project visited Unst.

THE FOLLOW The Vikings roadshow is set to return to Shetland in November for a theatrical celebration of Viking heritage.

The event, which will take place at Mareel on 24 November, will see a cast of actors, musicians and dancers – as well as fiddle group Hjaltibonhoga and local dancers – retell the story of warrior poet Egil Skallagrimsson.

The “actors perform to a digital backdrop from throughout the Viking world, including the stained glass windows from the Lerwick Town Hall.”.

The standing event is hosted by Shetland Amenity Trust and it follows a roadshow visit to the isles last year which included an all-action reenactment in Unst.

The roadshow has already performed to sell-out audiences in Copenhagen, Catoira, Dublin, Waterford and Stockholm, and it is due to travel to Reykjavík before a finale performance in York in March.

Organisers said the show contains implied violence and is therefore suitable for an audience over 12.

Tickets can be booked online for £2.