You’ve Got Dragons,

After years of charming audiences at outdoor venues and sites with their Shakespearian tales, Taking Flight Theatre Company is now preparing to perform its first tour of indoor venues, You’ve Got Dragons, at 12 venues around Wales and England

This spring, dragons will be appearing all over Wales and England. Award- Winning Taking Flight Theatre are taking an exceptional story on tour – You’ve Got Dragons is an inclusive and accessible take on Kathryn Cave’s book.

You’ve Got Dragons is a visual treat for young children, their families and carers, with

This delightful tale follows Ben's journey to come to terms with her dragons. The audience will see her struggle to hide from them, shout at them, pretend they aren't there and even try to make them laugh.

Quotes from audience members at Unity Festival 2016 Performances
“It is intergenerational…I have a little boy and I took him, along with my husband and my son's grandparents, they enjoyed it just as much as my toddler did. My son still talks of the dragons; it has really struck a chord with him. He wouldn't take his eyes off the stage, totally mesmerised by what was happening visually and understood the sophisticated themes.”

“I wanted to put in writing just how impressed I was with the production… In a time when mental health issues are still proving to be tough to talk about and understand, especially for young people, theatre such as this is important viewing for young audiences.”

enchanting live music and songs, animated creative captions, audio description and VV

woven throughout ( Visual Vernacular – a mix of British Sign Language, mime and gesture).

Artistic Director Elise Davison said:

“We hope that as well as being a highly entertaining show it will also start conversations

about 'dragons' and the fact that we all get them and make talking about feelings not such a

taboo. Although this is not an issue based show – we hope to raise awareness of mental ill

health in young children and show how talking about it can help us to realise that 'no dragon

is more powerful than YOU'. “

Children and their families will also be invited to join in activities pre and post show, including

creating their own tactile, light up model houses. These will also be accessible, with audio

description from actors describing their costumes and tactile costume mood boards to touch.


Directed by Elise Davison
Based on the book by Kathryn Cave and devised by Elise and the original cast members Performers: Hermone Berhane, James Williams Ward,Chloë Clarke, Axelina Heagney Designed and built by Stacey-Jo Atkinson
Composed: Dan Lawrence
Dramaturgy: Sam Bees 


24th March at 7:30pm The Met, Abertillery Tickets: £8
Box office: 01495 355945 blaenaugwentvenues.com

28th March at 10am and 1pm
Blackwood Miner’s Institute
Tickets: £5.50
Box office: 01495 227206 https://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/bmi/whatson/whats-on

31st March at 1.30pm and 3:30pm
Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Tickets: £9 / £7.50 / £28 ( family)/ £12.75 ( Adult and lapseat child over 18 mths)

Box Office: 0845 2263510 https://ffwrnes.ticketsolve.com/?_ga=1.121369352.1097607276.1469092987#/shows/87356 7645

4th April at 10.30am
Barry Memorial Arts Centre
Box Office: 01446 738622

8th April Under1roof- Greenwich (London)

12th April at 1pm and 3pm
Torch Theatre Milford Haven
Tickets: £8.50/£7
Box Office: 01646 695267 http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/youve-got-dragons/

13th+ 14th April at 6.30pm
15th April at 2pm and 5.30pm
Chapter, Cardiff
Tickets: £7
Box Office: 02920 304400 http://www.chapter.org/youve-got-dragons

1st May at 10am and 2pm Wisewords Festival- Canterbury CT1 2NQ Info 01227 787787

20th May at 2pm
Newbridge Memorial Hall
Tickets: £7
Box Office:
01495 243 252 http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk

24th May at 1pm
Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 08000 147 111 http://www.rct-arts.org/event/youve-got-dragons

The Secret garden

21st May at 5:30pm

Swansea Centre for Deaf People, 57a Neath Road, Swansea

Tickets: £5 / £3 / 2.50


27th May at 11am and 2pm
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Tickets: £10/ £7
Box Office: 01874 611 622


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