Dragon (2013-15)

by Oliver Emanuel

Company: Vox Motus / National Theatre of Scotland / Tianjin Children's Arts Theatre
Venue: Edinburgh Internation Festival & UK Tour
Director: Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds
Set Designer: Jamie Harrison
Puppet Designer: Jamie Harrison & Guy Bishop
Associate Lighting Designer (2015): Derek Anderson

Photographs (2013): Drew Farrell
Photographs (2015): Peter Dibdin


Dragon won a 2014 UK Theatre Award for Best Show For Children and Young People and a CATS Award for Best Technical Presentation. It was also nominated for CATS Awards for Best Design, Best New Play, Best Ensemble & Best Show for Children and Young People.

Following its UK premier in 2013, Dragon was recreated in spring 2014 at the Tianjin People's Art Theatre for a mainland China tour, and appeared as a part of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival

Dragon's design was exhibited as part of the Society of British Theatre Designers' Make/Believe exhibition at the V&A in London..


Press Quotes

"one of those theatrical experiences that will live forever in the memory" - Clare Brennan, The Observer 
"it's difficult to resist ... the sheer visual beauty and imagination of the telling" - Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman
"it is with a sense of wonder that you watch Dragon" - Susannah Radford The Skinny