Outdoor Theatre: The Reluctant Dragon
Sunday 5th August, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Must see Children and FamiliesTheatre
The Reluctant Dragon performed by Quantum Theatre
Written by Kenneth Grahame, Adapted and Directed by Michael Whitmore.
“You’ve got to fight him some time or other you know, ’cos he’s St George and you’re the dragon…”
Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George?
In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home.
When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him….
A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a funny, touching and enchanting story of bravery, friendship and derring-do.
Quantum Theatre – about the company
Quantum Theatre produces and tours original work and adaptations of the classics into theatres, outdoor venues and schools throughout the UK and Ireland.
All Quantum’s output is written (or adapted) and produced by the artistic director, Michael Whitmore who has evolved Quantum’s characteristic style; pacey, humorous theatre accessible to all ages whether it be Michael’s own plays or his adaptations of the classics such as Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter.
Tickets: Adults £12.50, Child £9.00 & Family £40.00 (2 +2) – Available online, from the Ticket Office and by calling 01455 290429 (Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm)
The show runs for approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with a 15 minute interval.
Doors open at 5.00 pm. There will be a range of tasty hot, cold food and beverages will be available from 5.00 pm through until 7.30 pm in the Tithe Barn.
- No seating is provided, so you’ll need to bring low backed chairs or blankets to sit on. No gazebos.
- Well behaved Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times and visitors with dogs may be asked to sit at the edge of the audience.
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Saturday 14th July - Sunday 2nd September, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pick up a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the hidden items of Royal clothing and return to collect your prize.
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