The Moon Dragon

A stimulating new production by the writer of ‘Home Front’, ‘The Music Box Maker’ and ‘The Black Oak’. Inspired by Ted Hughes’ ‘The Iron Man’ published by Faber & Faber Ltd.

Introduction

When Rain hears the story of The Iron Man, she doesn’t want it to end. So, using her imaginiation, she continues the tale of the extraordinary dragon that lives on the moon and soothes humanity’s warlike nature by singing in the night sky. But the singing has stopped, the Moon Dragon has left its home and the armies are gathering to do battle once more. Rain starts her quest to find the Moon Dragon and stop another terrible war. On her fantastical journey, she meets many strange characters and finds that saving the world is not that easy after all! Will she ever find the Moon Dragon? Why have these strange characters presented her with gifts and what will she do as she stands between the opposing armies preparing for battle?

‘The Moon Dragon’ is designed for 6-9 year olds and tours to primary schools from December 11th 2007 to March 20th 2008.

Public performances can be seen at:

  • Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff – February 22nd 2008 – 7:30pm
  • The Melville Theatre, Abergavenny – February 29th 2008 – 7:30pm