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 grief-stricken, his big sister ignores him and he’s become the target for the school bully. Then one restless night, Tommy goes to the window, throws back the curtain and……a dragon is looking at him. Straight in the eye. Terrifying and destructive, but powerfully intoxicating, the dragon burns with the anger and hurt that Tommy feels and makes anything seem possible. They go everywhere together as if connected by invisible thread and suddenly life is much better again. But mysterious fires have started igniting across Glasgow’s Garnethill.BLOGGERS' EVENT Thu 10 October 11am - 12pm A free, informal event where you can preview scenes from this spectacular show. More info

  • 11 Oct 2013 @ 7.00pm
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  • 19 Oct 2013 @ 2.00pm
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  • Previews 11-12 Oct
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    Recommended for 9+


    “One of those theatrical experiences that will live forever in the memory”
    a href=“http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/nov/03/dragon-traverse-national-theatre-scotland” title = “Observer Dragon review”> The Observer

    “like something from the edge of Roald Dahl’s subconscious, a fanciful and bewitching show which strikes at the soul and at the mind”
    What’s on Stage

    “difficult to resist”
    The Scotsman

    “Quite simply, this is unmissable theatre”
    The Public Reviews

    “A beautiful, visually poetic show for all ages.”
    Across the Arts

    “a wonderfully wise, often magical and genuinely moving”
    The Herald

    “a vibrant fusion of mime, puppetry and spectacle”
    The Stage

    “a story about a young boy - a young child - learning to cope with and deal with emotions which he cannot understand. Death, love, parents, bullying, daily life; all exposed onstage in this unique - what can I call it? - play? ballet? improvisation? All of these and more, but with the stunning addition of the title character - the dragon - who accompanies young Tommy, and grows and inhabits him and leads him and moulds him; utterly amazing in all its forms, this dragon captivates the audience and dominates this truly compelling study in growing-up…If there is one thing you have to see in the theatre this year, make it DRAGON.”
    Audience Review - Walter Paul


    “A lot of people think technical rehearsal are really boring, but we love them”
    Dragon directors Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison and writer Oliver Emanuel in The Scotsman

    “a cross between a short story and a film script, with myself as a kind of story wizard.”
    Writer Oliver Emanuel in The Herald

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Written by Oliver Emanuel Conceived by Jamie Harrison, Oliver Emanuel and Candice Edmunds Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison Designed by Jamie Harrison Puppet Design by Jamie Harrison and Guy Bishop Music composed by Tim Phillips Sound by Mark Melville