Wed 14 October - Sat 17 October

Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre


Written by Oliver Emanuel

Conceived by Jamie Harrison, Oliver Emanuel and Candice Edmunds

A show for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations; Dragon has been created by the multi award-winning Vox Motus and the National Theatre of Scotland and returns to the Scottish stage following international tour dates.

Supported by the ScottishPower Foundation

“one of those theatrical experiences that will live forever in the memory” ★★★★ The Observer

"As enthralling for adults as it was for children, it was a riveting magical experience" ★★★★★ Sunday Mail

Watch the trailer
Watch the production trailer

Tommy can’t sleep. He hasn’t been able to since his mum died a year ago. Since then, life has gone from bad to worse. His dad is a grief-stricken mess, his big sister ignores him, and he’s become a target for the school bully.

Then, one restless night, Tommy goes to his bedroom window, throws back the curtain and…

…a dragon is looking at him. Straight in the eye.

Intoxicating and exciting, frightening but protective, the dragon burns with all the anger and hurt that Tommy feels and makes anything seem possible. With a Dragon as his new best friend, he’s never alone and suddenly life is fun again.

But as time goes on and his dragon grows more and more powerful, things start to get out of hand and it seems only Tommy can stop the mysterious fires that have started igniting across the city.

Dragon is an extraordinarily visual story told without words, featuring fast-moving physical theatre, puppetry and original music.

"it’s unlikely...that audiences in Scotland will ever see a more beautiful, thoughtful and fiercely theatrical treatment...." ★★★★ The Scotsman

Winner Best Technical Presentation: Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland 2013/14

Best Show for Children and Young People: UK Theatre Awards 2014

Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Designed by Jamie Harrison
Puppet Design by Jamie Harrison and Guy Bishop
Composed by Tim Phillips

Running Times: 70mins no interval

Dragon is part of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival this October, a UK-wide festival of theatre, dance, music and visual arts events. Find out more at familyartsfestival.com

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