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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Mythos - Ragnarok | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"Mythos: Ragnarok - A match made in Valhalla!"

Boasting (and quite rightly) the world’s only show combining theatre and full-contact wresting, 'Mythos: Ragnarok' tells the familiar tales of Odin, Loki and their battles against gods and goddesses to create the world of Asgard.

Providing great pace and progression to the story is creator and Odin’s performer, Ed Gamester. His storytelling is stunning and slick.

With an entire cast of professional wrestlers (not actors) that possess the perfect physical poise in portraying strong Nordic gods with added dramatic finesse, there’s no wonder they have the audience gasping (and then cheering) with every DDT and Powerslam. Yes, I know wrestling moves!

The loud, booming music acts as a great Viking soundtrack, and in building tension and anticipation for the high energy fights that unfold.

Norse mythology with its well-known themes of greed, betrayal, and death, makes the action, drama, and passion of wrestling, and ultimately 'Mythos: Ragnarok', a match made in Valhalla!




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