Spotlites Theatre Productions

Merlin's Dragon

Professional interactive play for 5 - 12s

Tues 31st July - Sun 19th Aug
1.30pm (1hr 45 mins including Interval)

Vanquish evil knights with real battleaxes!
Shoot fire bolts with the Dragon!
Joust with Sir Lancelot, the White Knight!
Kids come onstage throughout!

Interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch!

The Lady of the Lake weaves enchantments to drown Avalon
Help Merlin and his Dragon battle to overcome her evil spells!

From the team behind 2009/10 Fringe sell-out Sleeping Beauty and the Time Lords:


‘Take, make, bend time to see this show!’ (

and 2010/11 Fringe sell-out Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight:

'Totally unlike anything I've ever seen elsewhere ... powerful’ (Stage).

Review from The Stage:

'Rachel King, who founded the company about 20 years ago, writes professional shows which are performed by three versatile young professional actors ...

And all these shows are interactive - and that doesn’t just mean a bit of banter with the front row, hurling a few sweets and having an audience singalong. King is now so adept at finding ways of bringing groups of children onto the stage to help drive the story along that she has almost invented a sub-genre of her own.

Yesterday, for example, enthusiastic kids helped James Cowden, (very watchable, as Merlin) hunt for spell books and vanquish evil knights with “real” battleaxes. Children also worked in teams to drive Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, back to her watery home. And they fought to save the beautiful scaly, fire-breathing dragon, played with panache by Kieron Riddell from death at the hands of the dragon slayer, also played by Cowden. Not that participating children are always on the same side. They helped the dragon slayer too ...

I drove away from Kings Theatre yesterday, delighted as usual, to have seen so many children learning, developing and having such fun with theatre, drama and - quite literally - playing.' - Stage (Dec 2011)

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7.00 (6.00 concessions) (24 Family of 4)

Group discount: 10% off for groups of 10+

Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall
Venue 278. 22 Hanover Street. EH2 2EP

Just up from National Gallery. Venue Box Office: 0131 220 5911

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