Dragon Quest! Coming to Monikie

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The dark woods of Monikie Country Park are set to come to life throughout October, with the launch of Dragon Quest!

A theatrical, mystical adventure is being created in the woods of Monikie from Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, November 1 (excluding Mondays).

Vision Mechanics, the Edinburgh Theatre Company responsible for the creation of ‘Big Man Walking’, ‘Giants in the Forest’ and ‘Embrace’, is creating the event, which will see the woods illuminated by giant installations against a backdrop of music and giant figures.

Audiences will not only be able to interact with the physical installations but, through a downloadable App, can enjoy a wider, high-tech experience. By capturing images, they will trigger animations on their smart phones or tablets, seeing fairies, goblins and other creatures as they search for an ancient dragon that has come to rest in the woods.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting Dragon Quest, which includes funding for the event’s gaming app development. Monikie Country Park presents a perfect setting for people looking for something different to do on an autumnal evening, and I hope this immersive and interactive event will encourage the local community and visitors to Scotland, to experience the diverse natural beauty of this fantastic landscape at night.”

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Angus Council’s Vice-Convener of Communities added: “We are delighted to support and host this unique event and welcome Dragon Quest to Angus. Monikie Country Park is the ideal venue to set the scene for a magical spectacle for all the family. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from across the county – and further afield – and I know it’s going to thrill and delight every visitor to the woods.”

Further information, including ticket availability, will be released in due course via the Dragon Quest website - dragonquest.org.uk and Facebook page - facebook.com/DarkWoodDragon Quest.

For more information, please contact Vision Mechanics – telephone (0131) 554 8923, email info@visionmechanics.org or website www.visionmechanics.org