“Dragon, dragon, run for your life…”
Last week, on Bank Holiday Monday, we hosted a different sort of event than we are usually used to hosting at Adlington Hall, the professional theatre company, Blunderbus’ outdoor production of ‘Dotty the Dragon’. Based in Nottingham, Blunderbus have been travelling the country sharing their magical productions with families everywhere, for over 17 years.
Over 200 people came to enjoy their 2 act production of ‘Dotty the Dragon’, played out on the South lawns of Adlington Hall, with the backdrop of the stunning historic hall and grounds. The weather was beautiful and the sun shone brightly whilst children and adults alike experienced this fabulously fun show, with lots of audience participation.
After the first act there was a 30 minute interval, where a Snugbury’s ice cream van was on site selling a variety of scrummy flavours, which was a perfect treat to cool down on such a warm day. Children ran around the grounds having lots of sunny fun. Following the final act, the children were able to meet Dotty along with some of the actors and have pictures taken with them. It was so nice to see so many happy, smiley faces – the children were happy too! All in all a truly enjoyable way to spend a Bank Holiday afternoon!
Never heard about Dotty before?! In their own words, Blunderbus say; “Dotty is a baby fire dragon. Dotty is a baby Fire Dragon. She lives in a dusty old castle with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. She loves to watch the children playing in the village below, and wishes she could play with them, too! One day Dotty has a brilliant idea – she will fly down to the village and say hello! After all, everybody loves surprises, don’t they? But will Dotty make new friends, or will the village folk chase her back home again?”