Quantum Theatre Presents: The Reluctant Dragon 

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? Find out in this enchanting tale of bravery and friendship for all the family.

  • Booking essential

“You’ve got to fight him some time or other you know, ’cos he’s St George and you’re the dragon…”

When a boy finds a dragon up on the Downs he’s not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales - this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting!

However, it’s common knowledge that when there’s a dragon you call for St George and, with a dragon in the neighbourhood, the towns folk are expecting a fight. Can the boy come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him….?

Find out in Quantum Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon - a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.

This performance will take place within the inspiring setting of the medieval, castle courtyard.

10 August, 6pm.


Additional prices
  • Child Ticket £10.00
  • Adult Ticket £15.00
  • Family (2+1) £35.00
  • Family (2 + 2) £45.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 08454505157
Suitable for families.
Meeting point
Meet at visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
This is an open air performance so dress for the weather. Bring your own picnic, picnic blanket and picnic chairs.
There is level access to the castle courtyard area where the performance is being held. Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle for further information.
In the event of rain the performance will go ahead.

Contact Info

Quantum Theatre
Call 08544505157

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