Video: John Heffernan on Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

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.

Mullarkey’s version of the story sees Saint George in three different eras, ending in present-day, Brexit Britain. We asked Heffernan how he approached playing such a character, and about the messages behind the play and how it’s relevant in society today.

Saint George and the Dragon is in the Olivier at the National Theatre until 2nd December.

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