Saint George and the Dragon Tickets
Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet at the Barbican) directs the well-known tale Saint George and the Dragon, playing a limited winter season at the National’s Olivier Theatre. Starring John Heffernan (Oppenheimer) as George, the story sees the legend questioned as a city begins to become divided. Featuring new music by Grant Olding, the production is described as ‘a new folk tale for an uneasy nation’.
Set in a little village, Saint George and the Dragon is the well-known story that combines the fairytale dragon and damsel in distress. When wandering Knight George walks in, an impressive battle ensues and sees a new nation born. George is a freedom fighter and an enemy of tyrants across the world.
As the village grows into a town, then into a large city, the inexplicable myth of Saint George is doubted. The legend that once brought people together quickly threatens to divide them.
Oppenheimer’s John Heffernan stars as George, opposite Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe Caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Gawn Grainger, Tamzin Griggin, Stephanie Jacob, Olwen May, Victoria Moseley, Conor Neaves, Amaka Okafor, Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle, Kirsty Rider and Grace Saif.
Lyndsey Turner directs the production, with previous credits including Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chimerica and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. Creative team includes designer Rae Smith, lighting designer Bruno Poet and sound designer Christopher Shutt, with choreography by Lynne Page and music by Grant Olding.
Saint George and the Dragon is the fun folk tale that brings the story well into the future. Playing at the Olivier Theatre throughout winter, the production runs from October 4th to December 2nd 2017, with an official press night on October 11th 2017.