Baseless Fabric

Drifting Dragons

Directed by: Joanna Turner

Childhood best friends Sadie and Jason are drifting apart as they edge towards their late twenties, but sudden events bring them back in touch. Will their friendship suffer a final, fatal rupture, or will it endure stronger than ever?

Drifting Dragons is a new opera about everyday life performed in everyday locations. Inspired by true stories from real Londoners, it puts modern friendship under the microscope, examining the pressures that push some relationships to breaking point, and the joys that sustain others despite the odds.

Composer Greg Harradine received the 2014 Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award, resulting in a year’s residency at Soho Theatre, and was a finalist in the Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 Songwriting Competition. This latest work is presented by Baseless Fabric, whose promenade opera and theatre – including sell-out runs of A Secret Life for Theatre 503 and A First Class Death for VAULT Festival – inspires audiences to see the world around them in new ways.

Come to Dalston Square, watch the performance pop up and then follow the story. Drifting Dragons premieres at Grimeborn with two, free, unticketed performances.