THE worlds of gaming and storytelling are combined in a new dragon-themed augmented reality theatre adventure in the grounds of Drummohr House, between Prestonpans and Musselburgh.

Running from Tuesday till October 29, the Dragons of Drummohr is presented by performance artists Vision Mechanics.

Evening visitors to the interactive shows are told that rare and protected dragons have descended on the grounds of Drummohr House, and the Dragon Protection League need help in catching them.

The Dragon Bus takes audiences from Prestongrange Museum to the site and, using the Dragon Matrix augmented reality app, they will be tasked with assisting the Dragon Protection League in finding all of the lurking mythical beasts inside the house and around the grounds – aided and abetted by trolls and fairies!

Huge light installations and sculptures will transform the surrounding forest area into another world, with clues to follow and puzzles to solve.

A spokesman said: “Giant dragons, both real and augmented, loom out of the shadows. There are fairy settlements to stumble across, and goblins hiding in the cobwebbed corners of the old Drummohr mansion.”

Vision Mechanics have a history of creating other worldly performances, such as the eight-metre-tall giant Pictish puppet, Big Man Walking.

Free art workshops for P6 and P7 pupils have also been taking place, where children have been learning to make ‘dragon scarers’.

Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council’s cabinet spokesperson for economic development and tourism, said: “I think it’s safe to say that this is a unique event! And what an innovative way to tap into the imagination of people of all ages.

“There’s a huge interest in fantasy, adventure and dragons through a huge variety of media including novels, TV series, movies and gaming so I expect this event, which promises to turn this fantastic world of dragons and adventure into reality, will be hugely well attended. I’m particularly pleased that East Lothian’s primary pupils will be getting involved in such a creative way.”

The shows, suitable for children and adults, run every 30 minutes from 6pm to 9pm, October 10-29 (but not Mondays). For more details and to buy tickets, see