St George and the Dragon, National Theatre, London

Saint George and the Dragon at the Olivier Theatre, National

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London

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Saint George and the Dragon at the Olivier Theatre, National

Rory Mullarkey creates a new folk tale for an uneasy nation.

An epic story with plenty of laughs, George and the Dragon is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire), with John Heffernan (Oppenheimer, Edward II) as George.

Saint George and the Dragon will run from 4 October 2017 until 2 December 2017 at the National Theatre.


A folk tale for an uneasy nation.

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.


The cast is led by John Herrernan, with Gawn Grainger, Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Tamzin Griffin, John Heffernan, Stephanie Jacob, Olwen May, Victoria Mosley, Conor Neaver, Amaka Okafor, Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle, Kirsty Rider and Grace Saif.


Written by Rory Mullarkey. Directed by Lyndsey Turner with design by Rae Smith, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Grant Olding, sound by Christopher Shut andfight direction by Bret Yount.

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Suitable for 13+.

Venue Information

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1

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