Alchemy began when Lizzie found the now famous little dragon sanctuary in the Welsh Marches and fostered her first dragon, Morris, who proceeded to charm the crowds wherever he went! At this time she was also performing her one-woman drama, "Boudicca!". Since then Alchemy has expanded to include a variety of excellent professional performers on a regular or occasional basis.
Our trusty Kevin and his red Welsh dragon, Dewi, are usually out and about with us. Kevin started working with Alchemy in 2005. This is his first involvement in professional entertainment, but in life before Alchemy he was always a very silly person...
The delightful Neil and his dragon Spark also join us on an occasional basis, also bringing the trusty "Sir Bouncalot" to join the mayhem! Neil is a teacher of drama and dance in schools, with an extensive history in the performing arts. He is currently studying drama therapy.
Our "apprentice" Laya has been a wonderful recent addition to the team, bringing her training and experience with children and her delightful sense of fun to our Dragon Days. We also encourage voluntary involvement in our work where appropriate, giving a taste of the performing life to youngsters and adults alike.
In recent times we have added various delights to our repertoire including storytelling, the dragon procession, carnival dragons and our interactive play "Dragon Quest". Our clients have included Berkeley, Pembroke and Cardiff Castles, various events for CADW and the National Trust, Caerphilly "Big Cheese", Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and an assortment of local councils.
We aim to provide a cheerful, professional and flexible service, tailored to meet the requirements of each individual event. We love our work and believe that this shines through in our performances and business practice. All Alchemy performers share a passion for the arts, history and the natural world which we hope brings information and inspiration to our audiences...... as well as heaps of fun!