Grab a hot ticket for Monikie’s dark woods


Monikie Country Park has enjoyed its first taste of things to come later this year when ‘DragonQuest’ brings its dark woods to life.

DragonQuest is a theatrical, mystery spectacular created especially for the woods of Monikie Country Park from Wednesday, October 7, to Sunday, November 1, 2015.

The tickets are now on sale at the Webster Memorial Theatre box office on 01241 435800

The Vision Mechanics team of designers, along with animation graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, have created breath-taking sets and fantastic illusions to wow family audiences.

An accompanying app adds a whole new layer to the experience and will be the first live theatre performance to use Augmented Reality. Symon Macintyre, artistic director, Vision Mechanics said: “DragonQuest is not just about being tech-savvy. It’s a great story of romance, magic and mystery that you, as an audience, discover as you walk in the woods on an autumn evening. With or without a smartphone, DragonQuest is an event for the whole family.

“Audiences will be amazed and intrigued by the impressive, interactive physical installations on offer and, through the downloadable App, can also enjoy a wider, high-tech experience. By capturing images, they will trigger animations on their smartphones or tablets, seeing fairies, hovering flies and goblins as they walk through the woods on their search for an ancient dragon that has supposedly come to rest there. But, technology aside, there will also be lots of more traditional, theatrical creations to see and explore on the night!”

DragonQuest has been supported by Creative Scotland, EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate, and Angus Council.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Angus Council’s vice-convener of communities, added: “Monikie Country Park offers a fabulous setting for visitors to experience this magical performance. We’re looking forward to welcoming local visitors – and further afield. I understand that there’s been a lot of buzz and excitement from visitors calling and stopping in to the park to ask when tickets are going on sale.

“Now’s your chance - this interactive showcase is going to prove popular for all the family, so don’t delay, get your ticket today!”