Release the 'Dragon' @ Alphabetti Theatre

by William Steele in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th May 2021 we successfully raised £10,100 with 36 supporters in 34 days

This is the culmination of an exciting international collaboration to show Newcastle homegrown, truly magical, cutting edge puppet theatre.

by William Steele in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

These funds will go towards the finalisation of the project and our access and engagement costs. As the show is entirely non verbal we hope to reach English as Second Language audiences (ESL) and (with the help of hearing aid loops) hard of hearing audiences. It will also allow us to hire a workshop facilitator to provide enrichment activities for our younger audiences. 

Beyond that funds will go towards our 'dynamic filming' of the work which will used for us to show the work nationally and abroad to gain interest for touring and also for you to see from the comfort of your own home!

Puppetry in the UK is a small industry, and most of the really amazing stuff happens in London. The mad thing about that is that with puppetry you can create entire worlds that would be prohibitively expensive to do in human scale with live performers! When an amazing show can fit in a tiny box instead of a huge lorry it should be made anywhere! Right?

Dragon is exactly this. Its a home grown piece of theatre created by my geordie self and my international collaborator Chloe Flockart from Perth Australia with a team of amazing local creatives.

We have taken the best inspiration from award winning international puppetry and have put it together here in Newcastle. 

So where do you come in? 

Well there's been a lot of interest in this work since we developed it over a year ago and had to step back due to Covid and lockdowns. The marvelous Alphabetti Theatre would like to program it for their 2022 spring season. Which is great! (and is where YOU can see it!)

BUT. Its not quite finished! We are at 80% and just need that final 20% to take Dragon from the strong prototype to the world beating Homegrown magical adventure we know it can be!

Any funds you contribute will go towards the costs of giving workshops to young people who come to see the show and helping us get national and international programmers involved.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Our hearty thanks and your name on our website!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our awed thanks and your name in the show program!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Our incredulous thanks and your name in the Film Credits!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Our personal undying thanks and your name in the live show credits!

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