The Hatchling: World Premiere
14 & 15 August 2021
A spectacular dragon will hatch in Plymouth City Centre this summer, and grow to the size of a double-decker bus!
Where will her journey take her? Will she find herself a new home? And ultimately, will she FLY?
The Hatchling is a ground-breaking outdoor theatrical performance that will unfold over a weekend of events and reaches an extraordinary finale over the coast of Plymouth. Our beautiful visitor will hatch in the city, build herself a nest and then attempt to take to the skies in a bid for her freedom. Along the way, she’ll explore the city, and as she roams, she’ll encounter a series of events from intimate interactions to city-wide performances, prepared especially for her majestic visit.
At the end of her journey our hatchling will undergo an incredible metamorphosis, unfurl her wings, and attempt to soar over the sea at sunset! With a wingspan of over 20 metres, our hatchling is the world’s largest human-operated puppet to attempt flight.
Join us this summer for a spectacular adventure never to be forgotten.
Created by a leading design team specialising in puppetry, kites and immersive theatre, this is an unforgettable world premiere taking place in Plymouth this summer. The Hatchling will bring together artists, community groups and city partners to create a public artwork of ground-breaking ambition – a cultural icon that will unite people from all walks of life.
Conceived by Angie Bual, Artistic Director and producer at Trigger
Directed by Mervyn Millar, Puppetry Director (War Horse, Significant Object)
Designed by Carl Robertshaw, Production Designer (Ellie Goulding, Bjork)