Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Thurs 7 Nov 2019
An archetypal Hero is reframed as a mature woman in the modern world. Gripped with fear at her advancing years, she sets off on an epic quest to defeat Chronos, the god of time, and halt the inevitable - ageing. Will she succeed?
Enter the Dragons is an hilarious, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, which explodes myths about beauty, sex and femininity. Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry and extreme wigs. A knock-out combination of joy and dissent for anyone considering ageing.
Written and performed by École Philippe Gaulier alumni Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards, this award-winning production mixes elements of clowning, puppetry and physical comedy with a narrative that expertly subverts the traditional hero’s journey. Enter the Dragons navigates modern ideals of beauty, sex and feminism as the protagonist must overcome the challenges and riddles set by the mystical characters who inhabit the landscape of the Banished.
“Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose, the performance as sparkly as Cinderella’s silver slippers. A fabulously entertaining evening.” Total Theatre
“They marry hilarity and sincerity with such remarkable precision, it had the audience in fits of laughter and heartfelt tears. Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious” Broadway Baby