The Sun Dragon
This article is from 2008.
Following the highly acclaimed Little Red Things, Gomito Productions return with the second instalment in their trilogy, The Sun Dragon. Writer/director, Rich Rusk is excited about the upcoming show, which features live music, puppets assembled out of household junk and lots of physical comedy. ‘We’re trying to push boundaries and make the show more fulfilling for our audiences,’ he says.
The story revolves around Jacob, an intelligent young boy who must save a far-off planet from darkness. Looking up at the sky from his garden one night, he sees a distant black world. At first, Jacob doesn’t believe that a dragon has actually eaten the sun, but soon realises he must take it upon himself to stop him.
As Rusk points out, there’s an underlying message of global warming, but the main message is to encourage kids to take pleasure in learning. ‘Science is everywhere,’ Rusk explains, ‘and it’s essential that kids use their imagination and be inspired.’
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 3–25 Aug (not 13 & 14), 12.45pm, £7 (£6). Previews 30 Jul–2 Aug, £5.