Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Rory Mullarkey’s new play. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…. 

1. The company of Saint George and the Dragon - credit Johan Persson.jpg
(c) Johan Persson. 

A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress.

Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born.

As the village grows into a town, and the town into a city, the myth of Saint George which once brought a people together, threatens to divide them.

With Saint George and the Dragon, Rory Mullarkey has created a contemporary folktale for a nation which is uneasy in 2017.

SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
John Heffernan (c) Johan Persson. 

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, the cast for the production is led by John Heffernan plays Saint George. He is joined by: Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe Caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Gawn Grainger, Tamzin Griffin, Reuel Guzman, Stephanie Jacob, Lewin Lloyd, Olwen May, Victoria Moseley,Conor Neaves, Amaka Okafor, Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle, Kirsty Rider and Grace Saif.

4. Amaka Okafor rehearsing Saint George and the Dragon - credit Johan Persson.jpg
Amaka Okafor (c) Johan Persson. 

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes:  design by Rae Smith, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting design byBruno Poet, music by Grant Olding, sound design by Christopher Shutt and fight direction by Bret Yount.

14. Richard Goulding rehearsing Saint George and the Dragon - credit Johan Persson.jpg
Richard Goulding (c) Johan Persson. 

Saint George and the Dragon will play at the National Theatre from the 4th October until the 2nd December. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/saint-george-and-the-dragon 

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