The Golden Dragon

Bakehouse Theatre Company

A microcosm of modern life: funny, tragic, mundane and magical.

Written by: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by: David Tushingham
Directed by: Joh Hartog

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 another with 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 five 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.
In the Golden Dragon, the ordinary seems unreal and the unreal seems logical. A kaleidoscope of images, impressions and feelings moves seamlessly from the every-day reality to the bizarre.
Roland Schimmelpfennig takes us 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.

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FEATURING: Mark Healy, Clare Mansfield, Jo Pugh, Brendan Cooney, Robbie Greenwell
DESIGN: Tammy Boden
STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Clapp
Previews: Thursday, 6 July, Friday, 7 July
Opening night: Saturday, 8 July
Season Continues: July 12 to 22nd (Wed. to Sat). ALL SHOWS at 7.30pm. (Duration 60min)
Matinee: Saturday July 15 at 2pm.
WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.
TICKETS: Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Members $25, Groups (6+) $25, Previews $18, School Students $18
BOOKINGS: or at the door on the night (subject to availability)

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, Civics And Citizenship





60 mins


Students $18. 2 teachers free for every 20 students


Bakehouse Theatre (Adelaide, SA)

School Term:
Term 2


Term 2, Term 2 Holidays and Term 3
July 6 to 22, 2017.
Evening performances at 7.30pm.
Matinee Saturday July 15 at 2pm.
Other week day matinees available by negotiation.

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