When Another Dragon Roars

by ALTERED SCALE THEATRE in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

When Another Dragon Roars


raised of £1,750 target


47% 7 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by April 29th 2019 at 9:03pm

To create and tour When Another Dragon Roars, a storytelling show inspiring young audiences to find mindful ways to express emotions.

by ALTERED SCALE THEATRE in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom


Since 2017, I have collaborated on two storytelling shows with Lucy Fiori from Petite Ullaloom- Another story from another place and Another Wintery tale.  These were successful shows that we self directed and produced  without funding. 

So this year we decided to apply for funding to help us create the very best show that we can, and we have been sucessful in securing most of the funding we need for this show! Including support from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

But we still need your help to hit our full target to deliver the work. 


We need a nest egg to get started- dragon sized!

 The crowdfunding money will pay towards rehearsal space hire, allowing us to develop the show in a studio in Liverpool. 

It will also subsidise 2 of our performances, one at Windsor Street Primary school and one at a school in Ellesmere port. We will be taking the show to these schools free of charge to them, to bolster the excellent work these schools do teaching emotional resilience. 

We are creating a show that looks at the themes of anger and anxiety which affect children’s mental health. It can be difficult for children to express these emotions and know how to deal with them.

Kevin's experience of writing work that looks at this subject will prove to be invaluable to our production. 

We have already secured funding to create the bulk of the work, as well as bookings to perform the show in 10 north west venues, in areas which have a higher than national average statistic of children 5-10 suffering with poor mental health. These shows are public performances in librarys and gallery spaces across the region and a pop-up theatre venue in Garston. They are also priced so that families in those areas can afford to attend them. 


With the increased understanding and need for Mental wellbeing, we will focus on mindfulness as a technique that helps the children and parents understand these issues.

Working with the advice of a drama therapist, an expert in children’s behaviour, we will ensure that we have techniques that can be safely discussed and explored in this setting.

The shows will take place from 29th May in Knowsley and across Merseyside in June. 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£15 Reward- Social media thank you and a Postcard!

Receive a When Another Dragon Roars postcard designed by Austin Mitchel-Hewitt, artistic Director of Altered Scale theatre company, with a personalised thank you for your donation and a social media thank you too.

£10 or more

£10 Reward- Thank you on social media!

For this reward you receive a personalised Thank you on social media!

£20 or more

£20 - Digital Print by Illustrator GILL SMITH

Digial print of a delightful dragon, Illustrated by Gill Smith, Liverpool based artist and friend of the company. The Print will be emailed to you for download and to print at your leisure! We will also post a personal Thank you! on social media.

£60 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£60 - Original Line Drawing of you with a dragon!

Send us a picture of you or someone you know and Artist Gill Smith will create a bespoke line drawing character based on them with a dragon! you will also receive a digital print (via email) and a postcard with a personal thank you on social media!

£75 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£75- Shadow Puppetry Screen and starter kit!

You will receive a shadow screen built by Austin Mitchel-Hewitt with instructions for assembly, and a small starter kit of card and materials to create your own shadow puppets, a personal Thank you and a digital print by Gill Smith via email. This is a great resource for schools, or those wanting to start creating their own shadow shows.

£200 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£200- FULL DAY WORKSHOP for a class of your choice

Treat a class of Students to a Full day puppet or Storytelling workshop with Austin Mitchel-Hewitt or Lucy Fiori. Sessions include Storytelling and Performance Puppetry design and performance Shadow Puppetry and Performance School or education establishment must be in the Merseyside (UK) Area and reward must be organised directly with a school management team andsession delivered before 31st July 2019

Let's make 'When Another Dragon Roars' happen