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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 The Four Accordionists of the Apocalypse
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'Vita, daughter of Norse deities Frigg and Woden, goes to earth to find the true meaning of her (immortal) life. She falls in love with an enticing human creation, the accordion.

'Global infertility signals to Frigg that all is not well on earth; she realises that her wayward husband has been exploiting nature and encouraging mortals to do so. Frigg organises an apocalypse where humans shall be judged and nature set back in balance.

'Vita's accordion comes to life, championing the cause of objects and inciting them to rebel. At the apocalypse the accordionists battle the opposing wills of Frigg and Woden, to restore nature yet keep man's ultimate creation, the accordion.' (Source: Melbourne Fringe 2013 website.)


  • This work was reviewed by Gordana Andjelic-Davila on the Australian Stage website and by Josephine Giles on the Aussie Theatre website on 28 September, 2012.

Production Details

  • First produced at Peacock Theatre, Hobart, 1996; Backspace Theatre Royal, Hobart, 1996
  • Also performed at La Mama Courthouse, Melbourne Fringe : 26 September to 7 October 2012

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