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Saint George and the Dragon

a new play by Rory Mullarkey

4 October - 2 December 2017
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 45 mins with an interval

Saint George and the Dragon

A folk tale for an uneasy nation.

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. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire), with John Heffernan (Oppenheimer, Edward II) as George.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.

Age guidance 13+ years

Please note: This production contains loud noises, flashing lights and strobe-like effect.

 

Talks and events

Theatre Dialogue Club Thursday 30 Nov, 7pm

 

    

Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance

An epic folk tale. Lyndsey Turner’s production is technically ingenious

Guardian

A stupendously committed performance from John Heffernan

Time Out

A hugely ambitious epic stylishly directed by Lyndsey Turner

Daily Telegraph

An epic modern folk tale beautifully designed by Rae Smith

Arts Desk

An ambitious reimagining of the George and the dragon legend

Independent

Saint George and the Dragon | Trailer

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Saint George and the Dragon | Cast Introduction

The cast of Saint George and the Dragon tell us what we can expect from the play, which is playing in the Olivier Theatre now.

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Saint George and the Dragon | Who is Saint George?

The George in Saint George and the Dragon is a brand new George. We asked the cast what they knew about him before they began working on the show.

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Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£45, £38, £34, £26, £15
Fri & Sat evening
£50, £44, £36, £28, £15

Access performances

Captioned performances:
Saturday 11 November, 2pm
Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm

Audio-described performances:
Friday 1 December, 7.30pm 
Saturday 2 December 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)

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An introduction to Saint George and the Dragon

Playwright Rory Mullarkey introduces Saint George and the Dragon, which opens in the Olivier Theatre in October.

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Saint George and the Dragon | Rehearsal gallery

Cast

Ann Fielder
Suzanne Ahmet
Julian Bleach
Dragon
Julian Bleach
Miller's Son
Luke Brady
Smith
Joe Caffrey
Paul Cawley
Mr Butcher
Paul Cawley
Charles
Gawn Grainger
Butcher
Olwen May
Pike's Son
Conor Neaves
Amy Fielder
Sharita Oomeer
Alice Fielder
Kirsty Rider
Grace Saif
Healer's Daughter
Grace Saif

Production team

New season - June 2017 to January 2018

VIew the new shows and continuing performances in this season

New season June 17 to Jan 18 rep leaflet cover (detail)

Photography (John Heffernan) by David Stewart

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