The Snow Dragon
Illustration by Anna Lewenhaupt

Illustration by Anna Lewenhaupt

In a fantastical riff on the traditions of Christmas eve, The Snow Dragon is a winter’s tale with a moral.

This musical production from Tall Stories follows the tale of Billy, a lively young goat with a lesson to learn. Billy is sent to pick berries on New Year’s Eve which he will lay out that night in return for a present from the fabled Snow Dragon. Sent into the forest by his parents who have drummed into him the importance of success no matter who he may trample en route, Billy is warned to steer clear of the wolves.

Trample he does however in his quest to be number one, with animal friends Spike the Hedgehog and Rosie the Pig feeling the full force of his horns and his competitive nature.

However, the wolves he was earlier forewarned about have a lesson to teach the young Billy goat, “do as you would want to be done by.” The question is, can Billy shake off his parents’ narcissism and heed the wolves’ warning?

In a witty, theatrical tale steeped in the magic of childhood innocence, (director) touches on the age old proviso parents have been peddling to their offspring for centuries. If you’ve been good you will be rewarded. Will the selfish Billy goat learn that his actions have consequences, not just for others but for him as well?

Snow dragons, snow unicorns and snow goblins are the stuff of festive dreams and maybe even realities. Enter the winter wonderland within the Playhouse this school holidays as something truly magical awaits theatre lovers young and old(er)!

Playing now until 12 October at the Sydney Opera House, whether you’ve been naughty or nice, gift yourself the experience of The Snow Dragon. Book your tickets here.

The Snow Dragon cast


What you need to know:


What: The Snow Dragon
Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
When: 3-12 October 2018
Time: Runs daily at 10.30am and 12.30pm (additional timings on certain days*)
Who: Kids aged 3 and over
Cost: $25 (+ $8.50 booking fee)
Duration: 55 minutes (no interval)
Photography: Not permitted
Getting There: Circular Quay is your closest point for public transport options, serviced by bus, train and ferry. If you choose to drive, there is adequate parking in the Sydney Opera House car park and during the school holiday period there is a flat rate of $21.00. Book online with Book a Bay to access the best parking rates.
Facilities: Toilets are located in the lobby before the box office.
Please Note: Bags will be subject to routine search before entering The Playhouse.
Pram Parking: Available next to the cloakroom.

*Full List of Timings

Wednesday, 3 October at 10.30am and 12.30pm
Thursday, 4 October at 10.30am and 12.30pm
Friday, 5 October at 10.30am and 12.30pm
Saturday, 6 October at 10am, 12pm and 2.15pm
Sunday, 7 October at 11am and 2pm
Tuesday, 9 October at 10.30am and 12.30pm
Wednesday, 10 October at 10.15am and 12.15pm
Thursday, 11 October at 10.30am and 12.30pm‡
Friday, 12 October at 10am*, 12pm and 2pm