The Dragon Who Hates Poetry

Alice McGuire, eight, loves the story of a poet who saves a village from the dragon – and wants her dad to buy her the book

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Published 12 Aug 2015

What happens in the show?

The village was scared of the dragon who hated poetry, but there was a poet called Rick who had a plan to save them all. The show is about how this could be done with poetry. It was one man telling the story and doing all the actions, and the people watching got to join in.

Describe the show in five words.

Really exciting, funny, interactive, poetry

Who was your favourite character and why? 

Rick, the main character. His poem for the dragon was really cool.

Were there any characters you didn’t like? 

The dragon, because he tried to eat the villagers.

What did you like most about the show? 

I liked that he was able to make up poems on the spot using words that the children made up and gave to him.

What didn’t you like about the show?

Nothing, it was a really good start to my day.

What did you think of the songs? 

I really liked the songs, how we got to use our imagination to help make up the songs, and that there were lots of actions we could join in with.

How did the show compare to the book?

I didn’t realise the show came from a poetry book, but it’s now one that I’d like my dad to buy me.

What did your grown-up think of the show? 

I think the grown-ups did enjoy it, and there seemed to be some jokes that they enjoyed too. My dad reckons that the narrator would be really good at rapping with a DJ or a band.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show? 

Yes, definitely. I also think that younger children (I’m eight) would really enjoy it too.