Internet review by Steve Malone of England

12 August 2001


Spectacular show!  It should be in the West End, the music was fantastic, well done to all involved.  A very professional performance grasped my attention throughout.  Wonderful costumes and array of mythical characters.  A show not to be missed.

Internet review by Kathryn King of England

11 August 2001


My family visited this show (age range - 7yrs-66!) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  We were very impressed by the talents of the young people involved in the performances but also we loved the music and the material generally.  We bought the CD and since our return yesterday it has been played endlessly!

Internet review by Robert J Fields

10 August 2001


This show promised so much with one of the best openings I have seen in 20 years of visiting fringe musicals.  Unfortunately it didn't quite deliver eveything that it promised but it was musically excellent and the talented cast sang and acted beautifully in the main.  Less panto and more mystery would have suited.

Review in Three Weeks

by Fiona Campbell

8 August 2001

An intriguing musical workshopped into existence, taking elements of the Welsh Mabinogion, King Arthur and other legends as its base. In the Dance of the Dragon we are guided by the Soulcatcher who takes each character on a journey through the Land of Fallen Souls where we find that, whatever the depths of despair, there is hope and courage to be found. There is much talent and energy in this young cast, who are backed up by a catchy musical score and excellent opening number. Unfortunately I couldn’t help thinking that, in parting it down for Fringe consumption, some of the coherency of the show was lost. But nonetheless, at a mere £4 a ticket, a new piece of musical theatre worth checking out.

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Jane Donoghue invited Cameron Mackintosh to Edinburgh to see the production.  He wasn't able to come, but this is the letter he sent in reply.  Click on the image to see it in full. letter from cameron mackintosh - in miniature


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About the show  
Dates 4-10 August 2001
Venue Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Director Vic Atkins
Choreographer Vic Atkins
Musical director Matthew Brind
Producer Jane Donoghue
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