The Hatchling

Sunday 15th August, Plymouth, Find out more
Sat 14 Aug 2021 – Sun 15 Aug 2021 A spectacular dragon will hatch in Plymouth City Centre this summer, and grow to the size of a double-deckER bus. The Hatchling is a ground-breaking outdoor theatrical performance that will unfold over a weekend of events and reach 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.