Daniel Meadowhurst, a youngster
Edmond, a young dragon*
Rachel, a young woman, owner of Rachel’s Rapid Repairs
Masie Lune, a girl about the same age as Daniel
Aunt Jessica, Daniel’s cuddly Aunt
Hester (also Eastre), an Old Woman: she has a Northern English accent. (Eastre is Old English: in this play her name will be pronounced East-reh.)
Suit of Armour, a talking, walking, thinking and extremely brave suit of armour
Stink, One of Jessica’s enormously horrible henchmen or women
Dribble, another of Jessica’s enormously horrible henchmen or women
Isengrim, a huge wolf*
* Both these characters are rod puppets.
Daniel and the Dragon and the Auntie from Hell was commissioned by Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham using part of a Capital Lottery Award. The first performance took place at Highbury Little Theatre on Tuesday, 15th December 1998.
Preview available here