Looking for a highly original Shakespeare ornament? This one-of-a-kind painted Shakespeare Dragon is being auctioned for charity in Norwich

[Images by Mark Benfield]

On display until 30 September at The Forum, Norwich, The Maddermarket Theatre Dragon depicts scenes and characters from 34 of Shakespeare’s plays.

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The work of John Stokes, a veteran theatre designer in his seventies, the dragon has been created in aid of Break Charity as part of a huge art trail in Norwich.

John has been a resident Designer or Scenic Artist at numerous theatres across the land – including, of course, the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich.

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The Maddermarket Theatre Dragon is currently located in the lower courtyard at the theatre

The Shakespeare Dragon will be auctioned on Thursday 1 October, and there are pre bids being taken on the website now.

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Go here for more information or to place a bid.

This Wild in Art initiative was brought to Norwich by Break Charity and all the money raised at the auction will be invaluable for this small Norfolk Charity in helping change young lives.


  1. GoGoMadder was bought in the auction by a kind benefactor who has donated him back to the theatre, so Madder will be back in pride of place here very soon.

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