By Yevgeny Schwartz

In a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman and Company

When Lancelot arrives at Elsa’s door, falls hopelessly in true love and discovers she’s to be sacrificed the next day, he challenges the town’s Dragon to a fight to the death. What he’s not expecting is that the townspeople will do anything and everything to stay in chains.

This Xmas we are back at Southwark Playhouse with a brand new take on this brilliantly funny 1943 critique of Stalinism and our not-so-secret desire to let others do our thinking for us.

Come on down and discover an inconceivably funny Russian fairy tale for grown ups, performed by a brilliant ensemble of ten proper actors and no celebs!

16th Dec 2014 - 10th Jan 2015

Tues - Sat 7.30pm

Sat & Sun 2pm

Christmas Eve: 5pm

New Year's Eve / 2nd Jan: 2pm


£18 / £16 (concessions)

£10 previews (16/17/18 Dec)

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway

London SE1 6BD

Directed and adapted by Daniel Goldman & Company

Company: Anthony Best, Charlotte Workman, Hannah Boyde, James Marshall, James Rowland, Jo Hartland, Justin Butcher, Peter Stickney, Rob Witcomb, Stella Taylor



It’s truly enlivening when theatre sets itself an ambitious challenge and rises to it with panache… Audacious work, delivered with aplomb.

★★★★ Time Out London Critics Choice


Tangram again show themselves to be fantastic story

tellers. ★★★★ What’s On Stage 


Has theatre ever been so much fun?! It’s fun, energetic, dynamic, gripping and dark. Theatre at it’s best. ★★★★★  Everything Theatre






“This one has to be seen to be believed… marvelously entertaining.” British Theatre Guide


Daniel Goldman’s young company has a decidedly cocky approach to making theatre… (this) boldly conceived production has wit as well as heart.

Evening Standard


“Masterfully switches from witty repartee to moments of unbearable tension and violence.” 

★★★★  Whatspeenseen