In association with Bank of Scotland Children’s International Theatre Festival
22nd – 28th May 2007
An outdoor, promenade production for children aged 5+, performed in Cammo Estate, Edinburgh
Grid Iron’s Once Upon A Dragon, was the UK premiere of Pauline Mol and Moniek Merkx’s sophisticated play for five years and up – their youngest audience to date.
Set in an animated wood of twists and turns, the play, in a lyrical and passionate translation by Rina Vergano,
accepts that the Grimm stories are the currency of a young audience and celebrates the way young children play with familiar fairy stories.
More dextrous, more playful, more ‘post-modern’ than older children or adults, the young mind finds pleasure in re-ordering these powerful narratives.
The production was kindly supported by the following…
Also supported by Bank of Scotland Children’s International Theatre Festival, Foundation for sport and the arts, The Ernest Cook Trust, The Garflied Weston Foundation, The Mercers Charitable Foundation and The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.