“Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.”
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), Tremendous Trifles
Devised and Directed by Emma King-Farlow
Saturday 23rd April 2016 at WWT London Wetland Centre 10am-4pm
A terrible dragon has been terrorising the village of Highcross, taking first their livestock and then their children. Young Sir Henry, the eldest son of local lord, Sir William of Highcross, was the last to die and since then the village has given up hope. This St George’s Day, however, it is hoped that a courageous new challenger will step up and change their fortunes forever…
Are you brave enough to slay the dragon and win a prize? Can you solve the puzzles and complete the quest in time? Several brave adventurers joined us at the London Wetland Centre on St George’s Day to discover that the answer to these questions was a resounding ‘yes’! With help from the Blacksmith, the Wise Woman, the Squire, the Gypsy and the Shepherd, they all defeated the dragon before being awarded their prizes and knighted by St George himself!
Roslyn, the Wise Woman – Lindsey Huebner
Tom, the Blacksmith – Fed Zanni
Sura, the Gypsy – Giusy Pappalardo
James, the Squire – Kristoff Beens
Hanzi, the Shepherd – Alessandro Predari
St George – Oliver Walters
Lighting & Effects – Martin Walton
Stage Management – Emma King-Farlow
Front of House & Stallholders – Emilia Lederleitnerova, David King-Farlow, Susan Moisan, Grace Nathan, Martin Parsley, Roberta Podavitte and Nimmi Pannell.
With thanks to Maria, Catherine and Alex at the London Wetland Centre for all their help!