“Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose, the performance as sparkly as Cinderella’s silver slippers. A fabulously entertaining evening.” Total Theatre.
ENTER THE DRAGONS is an award-winning theatre show written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards. It takes a frank, funny and fearless look at the subject of female aging, examining the concerns and societal pressures that surround women as they pass fifty.
“They marry hilarity and sincerity with such remarkable precision, it had the audience in both fits of laughter and heartfelt tears” ***** Broadway Baby
It had a fantastic response on its first outing at Brighton Fringe and Hackney Showroom in 2017. Further tour dates for 2018 will be announced soon.
“Both performers joyously play and are excellently responsive to their packed, appreciative audience. Dooley and Edwards are gripping. They are dually metaphorically inventive and utterly hilarious – their innovations add to the lengths of their storytelling and some ideas are simply ingenious.” **** Reviews Hub
The show reclaims the archetypal Hero’s Journey and reframes it from the perspective of the mature woman. Banished from the land of the young, and beset by challenges, riddles and obstacles, our Protagonist must navigate this weird landscape, guided by mystical creatures and Seers who have gone before.
“A delightful show which challenges us and our societal norms regarding mature women whilst making us laugh, and will be enjoyed by women and men of all ages.” HIGHLY RECOMMEDED Fringe Review
What wisdom can they impart? How can she best equip herself to defeat the demons? Expect stupid characters, ridiculous costumes, puppetry, buffoonery and many, many wigs.
Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards
Direction by Toby Park and Will Kerley
Design by Lucy Bradridge
Lighting & Technical Manager Reg Scott
70 mins, available for small to mid scale spaces. Accompanying workshop available.