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.
Written by Evgeny Shvarz and adapted by Toby Schmitz, The Dragon is a witty, music-filled fairytale of heroes and villains directed by Marion Potts.
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.
Cast: Jimi Bani, Tyler Coppin, Kim Gyngell, John Leary, Josh Price, Nikki Shiels and Tripod (Scott Edgar, Steven Gates & Simon Hall) Music and Lyrics: Tripod Set & Costume Design: Anna Tregloan Sound Design: David Franzke
Malthouse Theatre – 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season continues to 26 July 2013
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
Image: by Jeff Busby