Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People's Arts Theatre  present DRAGON at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015 and on tour in Scotland.

**** The Scotsman

"difficult to miss the elegance of the show's 80 minute narrative curve, the emotional subtlety of the story it tells and the sheer visual beauty and imagination of the telling"


**** The Guardian

"one of those theatrical experiences that will live forever in the memory."


**** Whats On Stage

"a fanciful and bewitching show which strikes at the soul and at the mind."


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. 

An extraordinary visual story told without words, featuring puppetry, illusion and original music.

A show for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations.

Recommended for 9 years +
The show is completely accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.


2015 Team

Written by Oliver Emanuel

Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison

Designed by Jamie Harrison

Puppet Design by Guy Bishop and Jamie Harrison

Composed by Tim Phillips

Sound Design by Mark Melville

Lighting Design by Simon Wilkinson

Associate Lighting Designer Derek Anderson

Produced by Susannah Armitage

Associate Producer Shihui Weng

Assistant Director Andy McGregor

Casting Director Laura Donnelly



Martin McCormick  Dad

Joanne McGuiness Susie

Scott Miller Tommy

Amanda Wright Vanessa

Gavin Jon Wright David Hogan

Kai Zhang Ben Laing

Yan Tao Alison Brodie

Production Team

Chris Hay Production Manager

David Sneddon CSM

David Hill TSM

Emma Whoriskey DSM

Rosie Ward ASM

Andrew Kirkby Sound Supervisor

James Gardner Lighting Supervisor

Laura Whitely Lighting Programmer

Jon Meggat & Neil Dewar Technicians

Stephanie Thorburn Wardrobe Supervisor


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