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The Reluctant Dragon (Not Cricket Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

With this non-intimidating tale of a dragon who has no desire to be scary, Not Cricket Productions offer a very solid slice of story-telling performed by an able company of actors. The set and props are extremely basic, but the dragon itself is a thing of attractively metallic beauty, shiny enough to attract magpies as well as children (who queued up at the end to ‘meet’ and have photos taken with it). The somewhat knowing and clever air of this story, which subverts the St-George-kills-dragon myth, is probably lost on, and possibly even confusing for, younger children, but older ones with a degree of exposure to dragon stories – and even those without – should be easily engaged by it.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Caro Moses]