Here Be Dragons – Somerset myths

SOMERSET is a county full of myths, legends and magic – from King Alfred and the burned cakes to King Arthur and Camelot. These and many other tales are brought to life in a new play, being toured by Taunton Thespians, from 16th to 27th July.

Here Be Dragons, Somerset’s own mythical comedy, is a celebration of Somerset folklore and (more or less) factual history written and directed by Lorna Evans.

Audiences are invited to join the Thespians on their summer tour across the magical Somerset landscape, accompanied by pixies, witches, ghosts and the Green Man, King Alfred, King Arthur, Merlin, monks, knights, villagers, hunky-punks and … dragons!

You are encouraged to bring chairs, a picnic and friends to any of the ten outdoor venues, from Tuesday 16th July, at Milligan, Netherclay, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5EE, followed on Wednesday 17th at Compton House Hotel, Axbridge, BS26 2AJ; Thursday 18th at the National Trust’s Barrington Court, Ilminster, TA19 0NQ; Friday 19th at Fyne Court, Broomfield, TA5 2EH; and Saturday 20th July at Cleeve Abbey, Washford, TA23 0PS.

The second week venues are: Tuesday 23rd, Museum of Somerset, Taunton, TA1 4AA; Wednesday 24th, The Grange, Street, BA16 0BQ; Thursday 25th, Blackmore Farm, Cannington, Bridgwater, TA5 2NE; Friday 26th, Muchelney Abbey, TA10 0DQ; and Saturday 27th, Hartwood House, Crowcombe Heathfield, TA4 4BS.