The Golden Dragon

Thursday, 6 July 2017 to Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Golden Dragon: a busy Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai restaurant at street level of an apartment block. Next door an overstocked shop. Above, one flat with an old man, another with a young couple at the beginning of their lives together and yet another a couple on the verge of separation.

In the restaurant, a young, Asian man with a rotten tooth.

Lives in The Golden Dragon either run parallel or intertwine in unexpected ways. The play tells a number of different stories (seemingly unrelated to each other) more or less simultaneously. These stories gradually intersect and overlap.

The cast of 5 actors narrates the different threads of these stories, as well as playing multiple characters in ways that excite the imagination and liberate it from pure common-sense logic.

The result? - a microcosm of modern life -  funny, tragic, mundane and magical.

Structuring the play in this way, Schimmelpfennig makes the ordinary seem unreal and the unreal seem logical. It is a kaleidoscope of images, impressions and feelings that moves seamlessly from the every-day reality to the bizarre. From pathos to humour, from skimming the surface to sudden depths, from minute detail to broad expanse, from beauty to extreme ugliness.

And in the end it is like a dream that never was. 


Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Members $25, Groups (6+) $25, Previews $25, School Students $18
60 mins.

WRITTEN BY: Roland Schimmelpfennig
TRANSLATED BY: David Tushingham
DIRECTOR: Joh Hartog
PRODUCER: Bakehouse Theatre Company
FEATURING: Mark Healy, Clare Mansfield, Jo Pugh, Brendan Cooney, Robbie Greenwell
DESIGN: Tammy Boden
STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Clapp

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, 7 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Opening night: 
Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 2:00pm

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