Last Of The Dragons
Whether you believe in Dragons or not, in the kingdom of Middlefield, Dragons are real. ……
For, in this kingdom, it is a tradition, that on a princess’ sixteenth birthday, she is tied to a rock, kidnapped by a dragon, rescued by a prince and they both live happily ever after. But what happens when the prince is too afraid to fight, the princess “wields a mean sword and quick wit” (New York Times) and wants to do the rescuing herself, and what she loves about the prince is his brain and not his muscle. Added to which the dragon is nowhere to be found?

Adapted from the story by Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children) The Last of the Dragons tells a tale of bravery, intelligence and unexpected NEW traditions.

“If you’re tired of that ”Once upon a time” same old, same old, you should visit Manhattan Children’s Theatre for ”The Last of the Dragons,’’ New York Times

A Fringe debut for Laura Stevens, Co-founder of Manhattan Children’s Theatre, she has selected a talented all Edinburgh cast. With a mission of providing affordable, high quality theatrical entertainment to children and families in New York City, for over a decade, Laura and MCT served over 250,000 children, schools and families. Having relocated with her family to Edinburgh, she is committed to furthering this mission and is proud and privileged to be performing in Edinburgh at The Pleasance Theatre for the Festival Fringe 2015.

With a brilliant script by Kristin Walter (Playwright) Edith Nesbit’s book is wonderfully transformed for the stage.

5th -31st August 2015
The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh
Meet The Team
The Cast
Hannah Howie
The King
David Mahoney
Thomas Doherty
The Dragon
Martin Murphy
Tom Duncan
Isobel McArthur
The Production Team
Director & Producer
Laura Stevens
Our Playwright
Kristin Walter
Set/Costume/props Design
Linda Gillespie
Sound Design
Jennifer S Gillespie
Stage Management
Victoria Gillespie
Website Design & Social Media Management
Reviews Of The Show

“This brilliant adaptation of E. Nesbit’s short story of the same name captivates its young and adult audience alike by virtue of a tight, fast-paced and funny storyline, as well as strong acting from all members of the cast”,

"A talented all-British cast turn Nesbit’s story (adapted by Kristin Walter) into a veritable romp. With a nod to Shakespeare and French farce, the show is as much a romance as an adventure story"

The Scotsman

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