Tall Stories to Bring THE SHOW DRAGON to St. James Theatre this Holiday
Following last Christmas's hugely successful run of THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE, Tall Stories are delighted to be returning to the West End's St James Theatre this Christmas to present the highly acclaimed production of THE SNOW DRAGON.
THE SNOW DRAGON will run from 9 December 2014 to 4 January 2015, with press performances on 12 and 14 December.
THE SHOWTHE SNOW DRAGON tells the story of Billy, a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants. And what he doesn't get from them, he steals from his friends. On New Year's Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year's Day seems a long way off. Find out how Billy escapes - and whether the Snow Dragon will bring him a present. Has Billy been naughty or nice?
THE BOOK Most seasonal stage shows are based on existing books or fairy stories. THE SNOW DRAGON is based on an original story by Tall Stories co-director Toby Mitchell. Set on New Year's Eve, with different animals believing in different gift-giving beasts, the writer argues that what matters most is not faith but behaviour. Reversing the usual trend, Tall Stories adapted the show into a picture book, available to buy at the theatre or from www.tallstories.org.uk.
THE COMPANY Tall Stories is a registered charity founded in 1997 by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell. The company has toured extensively around the world in both small and large scale venues, including the National Theatre, West End theatres, on Broadway and at Sydney Opera House.
THE SNOW DRAGON is created in Tall Stories' unique family-friendly style, using physical theatre, storytelling, comedy and songs to create a magical, mysterious world which will entertain and enchant children and grown-ups from 3 to 103.
Tall Stories will have five productions in London over the Christmas period: The Gruffalo's Child at Artsdepot, Finchley, Emily Brown and the Thing at Jacksons Lane, Highgate, Room on the Broom at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Latke who Couldn't Stop Screaming at JW3 - and of course, THE SNOW DRAGON at St James Theatre. Tall Stories are responsible for bringing many much-loved stories to life on stage for children and families all over the world. THE SNOW DRAGON itself has toured the UK, the USA, Canada, Poland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
THE SNOW DRAGON 9 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. Daytime performances - times vary, please see the website or call the Box Office for details. ST JAMES THEATRE, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JAwww.stjamestheatre.co.uk Box office: 0844 264 2140 / firstname.lastname@example.org Age group: 3+Running time: 50 minutes, no interval Tickets: £16 (adults and children), £18 (premium), £55 family ticket (4 tickets) School bookings available from £7.50 per ticket.