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Critically acclaimed surrealist comedy show Enter The Dragons comes to London's Pleasance Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a previously sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 and a critically acclaimed run at the Brighton Fringe in 2017 (where it won Best Show), surrealist comedy show Enter The Dragons visits the Pleasance Theatre from November 6 to November 10, 2018 as part of a national tour.

Described as a fearlessly funny show that comments on modern womanhood, Enter The Dragons combines surrealist comedy and frank sincerity to challenge stereotypes and examine the pressures surrounding women as they venture beyond fifty.

Written and performed by École Philippe Gaulier alumni Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards (A & E Comedy), the show navigates modern ideals of beauty, sex and feminism through daft jokes, physical comedy and an incredibly clever narrative, as the pair expertly explore the trials and tribulations of ageing with a plot that sees their protagonist attempt to put a stop to the negative associations of growing older – a genius twist on the traditional hero’s journey.

Amongst an array of brilliant characters, the show features a godmother with the heads of Iris Apfel, Germaine Greer and Dolly Parton, Patti ‘Pat’ Smith as the Keeper of the Bridge of Tears and a Cloak Of Invisibility (a beige M & S cardigan).

Enter the Dragons is directed by Toby Park, Artistic Director of critically-acclaimed comedy company Spymonkey, and renowned theatre and opera director William Kerley, with wonderfully outlandish costume and production design by Lucy Bradridge, best known for her work with Spymonkey, Cirque du Soleil and The Mighty Boosh.

To book tickets, call the box office on 020 7609 1800 or visit www.pleasance.co.uk/via/search/london/.

The tour will also visit Bedford, Maidstone, Petersfield, Wells, Diss, Hemel Hempstead, Ventnor (Isle of Wight), Fareham and Oxford.