You’ve got to get active if you want to slay a fire-breathing beast. The ten-strong ensemble cast for Dragon look like they’re in full workout mode in rehearsals. Gamayun Theatre presents their new reimagining of this rarely-seen Soviet Russian political satire for two performances only at the Cockpit Theatre on 13 and 14 December 2019. Check out our rehearsals gallery – and then get booking!
A brave knight in shining armour, a few trusty sidekicks, and a little magic? When young hero Lancelot begins his quest to kill an evil dragon, he is unexpectedly greeted with hostility by the very people he is trying to liberate. He soon discovers it isn’t enough to slay the dragon, he must also destroy its grip on the townspeople’s souls.
Written by Russian playwright Eugene (Evgeny) Schwartz in a time of great hardship (1942-44), not only due to the Second World War but also the terrifying reality of Soviet oppression, Dragon is surprisingly full of love towards humanity.
Dragon is directed and produced by Gamayun Theatre founder Asya Sosis and designed by Nadezhda Pylypenko, with sound by Olesya Stefanyk, music by Vladimir Benenko and choreography by Maria Miasnikova. It’s co-produced by Maria Montague.
Gamayun Theatre founder Asya Sosis directs a ten-strong ensemble cast with Christopher Birks as the Dragon and Adam Trussell as Lancelot. They’re joined in the cast by Josefin Tonnessen (as Elsa), Leslie Davidoff (Charlemagne), Lucas Sokolowski (Burgomaster), Joseph Emms (Heinrich), Cameron Chalmers (Cat/Holy Fool), Nina Atesh (Sentry/Gardener/Luthier), Sarah Parkins (Mueller/Weaver) and Stephanie Wickmere (Friedrichsen/Hatter).
They’re clearly getting a workout in rehearsals!
— Gamayun Theatre (@gamayuntheatre) November 26, 2019