A certain irony occurs when tiny puppets perform a Viking saga like Beowulf. According to Steve Pearce, there are more similarities between the two than one might expect.
"There's something antiquated about puppets," says Pearce, one of seven artistic directors and puppeteer with The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. "There's something medieval about them."
According to him, puppets are a perfect medium for the company's production of the seventh century Anglo-Saxon poem.