DANIEL & THE DRAGON & THE AUNTIE FROM HELL by Rod Dungate

£5.00

Daniel and the Dragon and the Auntie from Hell is a thrilling,, magical adventure for young people.  Rod Dungate’s fusion of 21st Century living, and Old English and Norse folklore makes for a multi-layered story of fast moving action with much to think about.

Young Daniel is suddenly sent to live with his cuddly Aunt Jessica carrying with him a mysterious box which he cannot unlock.  He quickly befriends Masie, a local football fanatic and Rachel of Rachel’s Rapid Repairs. Then, via the strange Hester, they meet Suit of Armour and the charming young Dragon Edmond.  Together they must fight the forces of evil, and the forces come in many, inventive forms, including the huge wolf Isengrim

Young people will be enthralled by this story – all the more so when gripped by the interaction between live actors and stunning puppets.

Characters: 1 man, 1 boy, 3 women, 1 girl, 2 either male or female, puppeteers.

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CHARACTERS

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.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

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

Preview available here

 

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