Taking Flight Theatre Company – You’ve Got Dragons – A truly inclusive and accessible show for all the family this Spring

Did you hear….. this Spring, dragons will be appearing all over Wales and England!!

Award- Winning Taking Flight Theatre Company are taking an exceptional story on tour….

They are preparing to perform their first tour of indoor venues, after years of performing at outdoor venues with their Shakespearian tales. This Spring they are performing at 12 venues around Wales and England with an inclusive and accessible take on Kathryn Cave’s book – You’ve Got Dragons

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

A  reassuring story that will help take the worry out of childhood fears. This delightful tale follows Ben’s journey to come to terms with her dragons. The audience will see Ben struggle to hide from them, shout at them, pretend they aren’t there and even try to make them laugh.

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 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.

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)

Age guidance: 4+

TOUR DATES

Blackwood Miner’s Institute – 28th March – 10am and 1pm – Tickets: £5.50 Box office: 01495 227206

Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli – 31st March – 1.30pm and 3:30pm – Tickets: £9 / £7.50 / £28 ( family)/ £12.75 ( Adult and lap seat child over 18 mths) Box Office: 0845 2263510

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

Torch Theatre Milford Haven – 12th April – 1pm and 3pm – Tickets: £8.50/£7 Box Office: 01646 695267

Chapter, Cardiff – 13th, 14th April – 6.30pm and 15th April – 2pm and 5.30pm – Tickets: £7 Box Office: 02920 304400

Wisewords Festival- Canterbury CT1 2NQ The Secret garden -1st May – 10am and 2pm  Info-01227 787787

Newbridge Memorial Hall – 20th May – 2pm  Tickets: £7 Box Office: 01495 243 252

Swansea Centre for Deaf People, 57a Neath Road, Swansea – 21st May – 5:30pm  Tickets: £5 / £3 / 2.50 Info – 01792614786

Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy – 24th May – 1pm and 7pm Tickets: £5 Box Office: 08000 147 111

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon – 27th May – 11am and 2pm Tickets: £10/ £7 Box Office: 01874 611 622 https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873570743/events?locale=en-GB

Bath Spa University – 28th May

Trailer

 

Audio trailer can be found HERE

BSL trailer 

 

I must say that I really cant wait to take my four-year old son to see this in April!

I hope to see some of my readers at the Chapter too!!

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