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Vox Motus | National Theatre of Scotland | Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre
14 - 16 August 2015

Dragon is a story for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations, told without words and featuring fast moving physical theatre, puppetry and original music.

Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death of his mother, has gone from bad to worse. One restless night Tommy goes to the window and throws back the curtain to find himself face to face with a dragon.

Dragon was awarded Best Show for Children and Young People at UK Theatre Awards 2014.

As enthralling for adults as it was for children, it was a riveting magical experience

Sunday Mail

Recommended for 9+ years | The show is completely accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

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  • Audio Described:
    Sat 15 Aug 6.45pm, Sun 16 Aug 11.45am
  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 10 minutes approximately (no interval)
  • Touch Tour:
    Sat 15 Aug 5.45pm, Sun 16 Aug 10.45am


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    Vox Motus
    National Theatre of Scotland
    Tiajin Children's Art Theatre

    Oliver Emanuel Writer
    Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison Directors
    Jamie Harrison Designer
    Guy Bishop and Jamie Harrison Puppet designers
    Tim Phillips Music
    Mark Melville Sound designer
    Simon Wilkinson Lighting designer


    Find out more about Vox Motus
    Twitter: @voxmotus 

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    Dragon | Scotsman review

    August 17th 2015

    stunning ★★★★

    Read the full review here (WOW247)

    Review by: 

    Joyce McMillan
    The Scotsman

    Dragon | Herald Scotland review

    August 15th 2015

    a feat of theatrical alchemy ★★★★

    Read the full review here (Herald Scotland)

    Review by: 

    Neil Cooper
    Herald Scotland

    Dragon | Stage review

    August 14th 2015

    The true success here is the marriage of technique with emotional storytelling ★★★★

    Read the full review here (The Stage)

    Review by: 

    Thom Dibdin
    The Stage

    Dragon | Times review

    August 19th 2015

    Children will find much to enjoy in Harrison and Guy Bishop’s characterful puppets, the clever visual gags and the action-packed story ★★★★

    Read the full review here (The Times)

    Review by: 

    Allan Radcliffe
    The Times

    Photo: Drew Farrell

    This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

    The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.

    Current discounts

    Under 18s: 50% off
    Students: 50% off
    Young Scot card holders: 50% off
    Senior citizens: 50% off
    Unemployed: 50% off
    Equity card holders: 50% off
    MU card holders: 50% off