Currently touring the UK, the show Mythos: Ragnarök brings two seemingly divergent concepts together, Viking myths and wrestling, all on one stage. 

Using actors well versed in the sport, British actor and stunt performer Ed Gamester has created a spectacle in which Norse gods Odin and Loki battle with primeval giants, rival gods and goddesses, and each other's ambitions, in the ring.

Grappling with Viking lore

Ed, who has worked on more than 50 TV and film productions as a stuntman and fight arranger, as well as in several music videos, has his own production company, Mythological Theatre. 

It specializes in what he describes as "high-impact live-action theater." Mythos: Ragnarök was a sellout on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 and is now being taken on the road around the UK. 

Photo: Courtesy of Mythological Theatre

The season started as part of the Jorvik Festival in York, attracted a sellout crowd at London's Cockpit, then moved to Bedford on March 2, moving on to Leicester on March 11, and Northampton on April 29, before heading to the Brighton Festival in late spring and back to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. 

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A groundbreaking show

As Ed himself puts it: "I knew professional wrestlers would fully embody the sheer physicality and comedy of the Norse myths, but I've been absolutely blown away by the audience reaction. This type of show has never been done before, and it seems to have reignited a passion for wrestling that most people haven't felt since childhood. As a wrestler, that's a huge honor!"

Audiences can look forward to some of the most intense and thrilling fight scenes ever staged in a theatrical setting. 

The cast dexterously weaves ancient myths, legends, and folk tales into original pieces of theater in a way that has never been seen before.

The performance runs for 90 minutes and is recommended for viewers over 12 years of age. It features strobe lighting, scenes of violence, and occasional bad language.

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Photo: Courtesy of Mythological Theatre

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