A theatrical, mystery spectacular within the woods of Monikie Country Park opens to the public today. (Wednesday 7 October 2015).
DragonQuest, which will see the first ever use of Augmented Reality in a live theatre performance, runs every evening, excluding Mondays, until Sunday 1 November 2015.
The Edinburgh-based Vision Mechanics team of designers, along with animation graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (DJCAD), have created breathtaking sets and fantastic illusions to wow family audiences and leave lasting impressions on visitors. Visitors are encouraged to download the DragonQuest App in advance, and hunt for tags within the woods which reveal the plot of the story and a hidden world of 3D animated creatures, from hovering flies and goblins to fairies and the dreaded trolls!
The App (SneakaPeek AR), which has been built and designed by Lanarkshire-based Colin Purves of itsalivedesign.co.uk, can be downloaded onto Apple, Android and Kindle Fire phones or tablets. For more information, visit the DragonQuest website – dragonquest.org.uk.
DragonQuest has been supported by Creative Scotland, EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate, and Angus Council.
Deputy Provost of Angus Councillor Alex King said, “We are delighted to be supporting DragonQuest and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from across Angus and further afield. As the nights are starting to get darker, the woods are coming alive with the magic of DragonQuest and Monikie Country Park is the ideal setting for people looking for something different this Autumn.”
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland added, “We are delighted to support DragonQuest, showcasing the country’s natural and artistic assets. Scotland is the perfect stage for events, and this immersive night-time show will no doubt capture the imagination of both the local community and visitors alike in the wonderful setting of Monikie Country Park.”
The event is suitable for all ages, but may not be advisable for children of a sensitive disposition.
The Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday, 1pm-6pm and on Saturday, between 10am and 3pm. On performance nights, the Box Office hours will be extended, changing to Tuesday – Friday, 1pm-7.30-pm and on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm-7.30pm.