First Look: Production Images: Saint George and the Dragon
A new play by Rory Mullarkey
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Press night 11 October, continuing in the repertoire until 2 December
A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress.
Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born. As the village grows into a town, and the town into a city, the myth of Saint George, which once brought a people together, threatens to divide them. Rory Mullarkey creates a new folk tale for an uneasy nation.
John Heffernan plays Saint George; the cast also includes Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe Caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Gawn Grainger,Tamzin Griffin, Stephanie Jacob, Olwen May, Victoria Moseley, Conor Neaves, Amaka Okafor,Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle, Kirsty Rider and Grace Saif.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire), with design by Rae Smith, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting design by Bruno Poet, music by Grant Olding, sound design by Christopher Shutt and fight direction by Bret Yount.
Hundreds of Travelex tickets at £15 available per performance.
Saint George and the Dragon is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award
Age Guidance: 13+ years
Talks and Events
16 – 21: Designing Saint George and the Dragon – Monday 9 October and Monday 16 October, 5pm
A Short History of Saint George – Tuesday 31 October, 6pm
Class – an unequal nation? – Thursday 2 November, 5.45pm
Designing Saint George with Rae Smith – Monday 20 November, 5.30pm
Rory Mullarkey and Lyndsey Turner – Thursday 23 November, 6pm
Theatre Dialogue Club – Thursday 30 November, 7pm