DRAGONS of all shapes and sizes will be appearing at The Ffwrnes in Llanelli as accessible family show You’ve Got Dragons comes to town this summer.

You’ve Got Dragons (Mae Gen Ti Ddreigiau) is an inclusive and accessible take on Kathryn Cave and Nick Maland’s book adapted for the stage by Yoto Carnegie Medal award-winner Manon Steffan Ros.

The Taking Flight Theatre Company production will take place on Saturday, July 13.

Do your worries ever reach dragon-like proportions? Then this poignant, insightful story about coping with your dragons and learning to face anxieties may be just right for you.

With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face.

The show is also fully accessible, featuring creative captioning, British Sign Language and audio description.

The production is a fun and touching exploration of the worries everyone faces.The production is a fun and touching exploration of the worries everyone faces. (Image: FfotoNant)

Director Elise Davison said: “The book completely hit home with me, suffering from poor mental health throughout my life and having a child with anxiety, some of the scenes in the play really resonate.  

“For me it was about providing a vocabulary for parents and teachers to talk to children about mental health in a way that wasn’t scary and wasn’t taboo.”

Taking Flight’s previous adaptation of You’ve Got Dragons toured England and Wales in 2019 and was shortlisted for a Fantastic For Families Award.

“We had such wonderful feedback on our previous tours, families said that the original production worked for all generations and that their children were completely mesmerised,” said executive director Louise Ralph.

“Parents are impressed that we are able to tackle the issues around childhood mental health with such a lightness of touch.

“Having the opportunity to work with a writer who is as respected and loved as Manon Steffan Ros to create brand new versions of the show in both Welsh and BSL AND English and BSL has been so very exciting.”

There will be performances in both Welsh and English.There will be performances in both Welsh and English. (Image: FfotoNant)

The cast for Mae Gen Ti Ddreigiau/You’ve Got Dragons has been confirmed as Alex Nowak, Amy Helena, Catrin Mai Edwards, Eben James and Grace O’Brien. They will be joined on stage by creative enabler Gethin Roberts.

Mae Gen Ti Ddreigiau/You’ve Got Dragons by Taking Flight Theatre will be appearing at The Ffwrnes in Llanelli on Saturday, July 13 at 10am for a Welsh language show, and at 1.30pm for an English language show.

There will also be a free creative workshop, in English, at 2.15pm.

Tickets are ‘pay-what-you-decide’: £8, £5, £3 or £1, and can be booked online at theatrausirgar.co.uk or with the box office on 0345 2263510.

The show is suitable for young children, schools and families, and is fully accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted people.