Sir Michael Morpurgo, the multi-award-winning author and creator of War Horse, is bringing his joyful children’s play Mimi and the Mountain Dragon to Battersea Power Station for a series of fun-filled festive performances for all the family later this month.
The show, which has been adapted from the children’s book from brings Mimi to life on her quest to return a lost baby dragon to its mother. Filled with action and adventure, lively songs, magical puppets, plus dragons and snow, the play is the perfect festive activity for families to enjoy on the run up to Christmas.
High up in the mountains of Switzerland the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away. But this year is different, one snowy morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary - a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed.
The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what happens when his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon's castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother.
Running time 50 mins. Suitable for families and children aged 3+ and everyone who loves stories
Adapted and directed by Hayley Byfield and Tory Sandars Book, lyrics and music by Caroline Wigmore & Jen Green
Adapted from the book 'Mimi and the Mountain Dragon' written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Helen Stephens
Where: The Village Hall, Arches lane, Circus West Village, SW11 8AB
When: Various slots 11am - 4pm on 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 31 December
Tickets: From £10 at batterseapowerstation.co.uk/winter