Once Upon A Dragon
"every aspect of this lush, green landscape reflects the imagery of
our great fairytales with a precision that makes Becky Minto's design into
a rich, strange visual pleasure, like the fulfilment of a childhood dream.
. .a real theatrical tour-de-force. . .the story of two foolish giants is
one of those never-to-be-forgotten moments that only the best site-specific
theatre can produce, and every story contains moments that catch the breath
with the same visual and aural magic. . .It's difficult to think of any
children's show I've ever seen that more perfectly fulfills the remit of
taking us, for a while, into a world of strange, frightening magic and archetypal
adventure. . .with a touch of producer Judith Doherty's magic wand and director
Ben Harrison's book of spells [they] transform the wood into the enchanted
one of our dreams."
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"Everywhere the stories take us there’s music in the air, or on the
hoof with Pete Garnett a Pied Piper with accordion, rather than a pipe...[the
text] gets an adrenalin boost by the sheer gusto of the acting, direction
(Ben Harrison) and design (Becky Minto). Grid Iron’s site-specific work
for adult audiences has been acclaimed worldwide, now they’ve poured their
skills into a fabulous treat for children. Go while you can."
Mary Brennan, The Herald