Theatre Review: Dragons and Mythical Beasts – Regents Park Open Air Theatre – 13th August – 5th September 2021
Embarrassing as it is to admit, but I live pretty close to the Regents Park area and although I call myself a theatre blogger, I have not managed to attend a performance at this venue. I always wondered what it would be like and although a regular visitor to the park, I have never ventured over to the theatre site.
I always see some really decent productions advertised and was intrigued when I received information about this production of Dragons and Mythical Beasts, as my 4yr old nephew, Frankie J is currently obsessed with Dragons, Dinosaurs and all things related.
I was lucky enough to be gifted some tickets to attend this show with my nephew and niece, Angel in tow.
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.
Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…
From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
Take a look at the trailer…
If your child loves to be a hero, well this is the show for them!
Those who are brave enough to go on a quest with the lively host, to slay the beasts, reach the goals or obtain the treasure – this show is for you!
The host to this show is really good, he keeps the children (and adults) in the audience engrossed into the story, and feel as though they are on the quest with him in obtaining the items needed to reach the main goal.
The huge puppet dragons and mythical beasts move so beautifully and majestically by the skilful puppeteers who manage to manoeuvre them without distracting from the narrative.
There’s lots of audience interaction, this kept my very lively nephew’s attention for the full 50 minutes and that is an achievement indeed, so well done to all the cast and fantastic beasts who gave us a lovely day out – there was even lots of sunshine – so we were truly blessed!
Here’s a clip…
This show is definitely one of the best things we did over the summer break – so worth catching before it closes on 5th September!
Also the outdoor setting is ideal for those who feel safer outside due to the virus.
Don’t forget to wear waterproof clothing in case of rain, as umbrellas are not allowed.
13th August – 5th September 2021
Prices include booking fees of £1.80 commission.
10.30am & 2.15pm
50mins no interval
Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!