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Sketching a dragon, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

EIF2015_Dragon_1Dragon, the wonderful and moving story of a boy meeting a dragon, told without words and with amazing puppetry and stage magic that will leave you believing the unbelievable.


Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death of his mother, has gone from bad to worse. One restless night Tommy goes to the window and throws back the curtain to find himself face to face with a dragon.


Here  have captured a couple of scenes from the play which runs today and tomorrow only at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Above shows he Dragon first appearing to tommy as he sits beneath a swing, and below the dragon appears to become a motorbike as it and Tommy play together.


See it if you can, it is a wonderful spectacle.




Dragon on the EIF website


Eh Joe at the Royal Lyceum

I attended my first press call for this years Edinburgh International Festival tonight. I felt a little old fashioned surrounded by photographers, each with a huge bag of equipment, multiple lenses and cameras as bigger than their heads. Me with my little A5 sketch pad and fine liner pen.

It was very exciting to be ushered through from the stage door to the stalls, to see our very own performance from the great Michael Gambon, playing a man tormented by his own thoughts, in this Samuel Becket play.


The text I scribbled above reads..

“Old man looks out of door, out of window. Lies in bed but is kept awake by his subconscious talking to him. Sits in same place throughout the play, live film is projected on to screen in front of him, as he listens to thoughts.”

Despite being only 30 minutes long, the Edinburgh International Festival play is intense and absorbing, and superbly acted by Michael Gambon.


Eh Joe runs until 31st August nightly at the Royal Lyceum Theatre. To book tickets and for more information visit their website HERE.