You've Got Dragons To Raise Awareness For Children's Health Issues
After years of charming audiences at outdoor venues and sites with their Shakespearian tales, Taking Flight Theatre Company is now preparing to perform its first tour of indoor venues, You’ve Got Dragons which takes in two venues in South Wales in the next few weeks as part of a 12-date tour around Wales and England.
You’ve Got Dragons is based on Kathryn Cave’s book with live music and songs, animated creative captions, audio description and VV woven throughout (Visual Vernacular - a mix of British Sign Language, mime and gesture).
This story follows Ben's journey to come to terms with her dragons. The audience will see her struggle to hide from them, shout at them, pretend they aren't there and even try to make them laugh.
“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.” Says Artistic Director Elise Davison, “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 also 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.
You’ve Got Dragons appears at The Met, Abertillery on March 24 at 7.30pm (Tickets available from Box office: 01495 355945 blaenaugwentvenues.com) and Blackwood Miner’s Institute on March 28 at 10am and 1pm ( Tickets from Box office: 01495 227206 and by visiting your.caerphilly.gov.uk/bmi/whatson/whats-on)