A very, very special school holiday production, The Reluctant Dragon at The Independent Theatre at Eumundi will feature a minor adult cast and a major contingent of Indee Young Players.
Based on a delightful short story by Kenneth Grahame of Wind in the Wilows fame, The Reluctant Dragon is fun, adventure, song and dance and has an underlying message - don't tar everyone with the same brush.
Albert G Dragon is a smallish pink chap, a vegetarian dragon who likes to crochet and who's fallen in love with the tiny village of Deepdene. The children love him but some of the adults claim he's dangerous and want him slain by St. George.
However, St George is now very old and has given up that sort of derring do. Still, there's a fee involved and the money could be used to advertise his special project, a retirement home for old knights. So St George plots with Albert G Dragon and there's a very happy ending.
Join the villagers of Deepdene for song, dance, laughter and adventure
Free popcorn for the under 12s.
This show is suitable for youngsters from 4 onwards and grown-up Mum and Dad youngsters will love it too. It's just $12 all tickets, all ages.
5pm Fri Sept 14th and Fri Oct 1st
4pm Sat 25th Sept and Sat Oct 2nd
11am & 3pm Sun 26th Sept and Sun Oct 3rd
Bookings open 5472 8200.
RELUCTANT DRAGON A HIT WITH THE YOUNG BRIGADE
The youngsters loved it and the mums and dads gave it a big thumbs up during the opening weekend of The Reluctant Dragon.
Emily Donald plays a delightful, peaceable, Albert G. Dragon, who simply wants a quiet life, while veteran Coast actor, Alan Ball plays the arthritic St George the Dragon Slayer (retired). How they staged a fight without having one had the audiences in stitches. The cast also features Georgia Lee Leslie as Olivia and Zach Beckton as Tim, the village children who discover the little pink dragon, Albert, living in a cave nearby. Add in a team of well-drilled ensemble players, colourful costumes and a Christmas card set of the snowbound village of Deepdene and you have the number one children's show of the year.
The Reluctant Dragon at The Indee at Eumundi is well worth the small ticket price of just $12, young and old. There are enough laughs, songs, dance sequences and adventure to keep the attention right through.
Now with just four more shows to go it's time to head for Eumundi this weekend. Performances 5pm Friday, 4pm Saturday and 11am & 3pm Sunday (October 1, 2, 3 ). 5472 8200 to reserve seats or tickets at the door.
Graphics to the right:
1. Olivia (Georgia Lee Leslie) and the Deepdene Choir meet Albert G. Dragon (Emily Donald)
2. Olivia pleads with St. George (Alan Ball) to not hurt Albert
3. Tim (Zach Beckton) and Olivia discover the footprints in the snow
4. The people of Deepdene who want to call for St. George to slay the dragon
5. The village of Deepdene stunningly created by movie set builder Steve Leslie
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