Season 2013

The Dragon

// A witty, music-filled fairytale of heroes and villains


A dragon has held sway over a cowering village for centuries, when a brave Lancelot arrives to vanquish the beast. The problem? The townsfolk have become quite fond of the tyrant and the impositions he makes … including the annual human sacrifice!

But don’t be fooled, there is more to this fairytale than meets the eye. Beneath the merriment lies a keen-witted exploration of political corruption and the perils of complacency. With Melbourne’s comic maestros Tripod bringing their iconic musical spoofery to the stage while playing the beast in question, and stellar performances from Jimi Bani (Mabo) and Kim Gyngell (Full Frontal), you won’t want to miss the laugh-until-you-ache hilarity of The Dragon.

An ebullient, frisky, clever piece. It has a moral and plenty of heart.

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By / Evgeny Shwarz                                                  
Adaptation by / Toby Schmitz
|Music & Lyrics by / Tripod                                      
Directed by / Marion Potts
Set & Costume Design / Anna Tregloan                  
Sound Design / David Franzke
Lighting Design / Matt Scott                                    
Assistant Director / Mark Pritchard

Fight Choreographer / Felicity Steel            
Video / Joel Loxton and Joey Hitten
Stage Manager / Tom Webster                                 
Assistant Stage Manager / Caitlin Byrne
Performers / Jimi Bani, Tyler Coppin, Kim Gyngell, John Leary, Josh Price, Nikki Shiels, Tripod (Scott Edgar, Steven Gates & Simon Hall)

Proudly supported by Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

Key image photography by  Scottie Cameron.
Art Direction/ Chase & Galley