Saint George and the Dragon

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.

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Saint George and the Dragon Child Policy:
Suitable for 13+.
By:
Rory Mullarkey
Director:
Lyndsey Turner
Songs by:
Grant Olding
Lighting:
Bruno Poet
Sound:
Christopher Shutt
Design:
Rae Smith
Choreography:
Lynne Page
Cast list:
Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe Caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Gawn Grainger, Tamzin Griffin, John Heffernan, John Heffernan, Stephanie Jacob, Suzanne Ahmet Jason Barnett Julian Bleach Luke Brady Paul Brennen Joe Caffrey Paul Cawley Richard Goulding Gawn Grainger Tamzin Griffin John Heffernan John Heffernan Stephanie Jacob Olwen May, Victoria Moseley, Conor Neaves, Amaka Okafor, Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle
Other info:
Fight director: Bret Yount
Saint George and the Dragon Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday2.00pm7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.00pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Olivier Theatre, National

Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Saint George and the Dragon Customer reviews

Our Saint George and the Dragon Review

In 2009, the National produced Richard Bean's buoyant portrait of England across the four centuries of immigration to these shores, England People Very Nice. Now, on the same stage, Rory Mullarkey offers an appropriately larky stage version of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, in which the knight - a bit like Superman - comes to the rescue of a community being terrorised by a dragon... Read more

Latest Saint George and the Dragon News & Features

Video: John Heffernan on Saint George and the Dragon
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Currently starring in Rory Mullarkey’s Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre, we spoke to actor John Heffernan about taking on the title role (the knight, not the dragon). Heffernan is known for his roles in productions such as Oppenheimer with the RSC, or Edward II at the National in 2013, but now he takes on the role of England’s patron saint – a character seldom seen portrayed on stage.

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Images released of National Theatre’s Saint George and the Dragon
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Production images have been released for the National Theatre’s production of Saint George and the Dragon, which opens in the Olivier Theatre tonight. Rory Mullarkey’s new play looks to update the classic English myth of the country’s patron saint. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica), the production stars John Heffernan as George, with Gawn Grainger, Richard Goulding, Jason Barnett ad Tamzin Griffin also amongst the cast. Mullarkey, whose previous shows include Each Slow Dusk and Cannibals, has described the play as a “big, epic roller coaster of a play”.

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Rehearsal images for Saint George and the Dragon at the National Theatre
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released for Saint George and the Dragon, a new play by Rory Mullarkey based on the classic English myth. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, the play is about a down on his luck knight who returns home to his village to find it has been taken over by a dragon. Playwright Mullarkey has described the process for creating the play as “making a folk talk from scratch”, comparing it to superhero blockbusters on screen that aren’t so much seen on stage.

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