Trigger presents

The People’s Assembly **POSTPONED**

All ages

An Important Update from Trigger:

Sat 14 August show postponed

(Posted 6pm FRI 13 AUG 2021)

Following the tragic incident in Keyham on Thursday evening, the thoughts of Plymouth City Council and Trigger, and producers of The Hatchling, are with the people of Plymouth and all those affected by this awful event.  
The Trigger team have been reflecting today on the best way for us as a partnership to respond to this situation and have decided, with the full support of Arts Council England, that as a mark of respect to the community and families involved, we will not go ahead with the planned performance of The Hatchling this weekend and will be postponed to a later date in the month. This will therefore include their People’s Assembly at Barbican Theatre on Saturday 14 August at 7pm (tomorrow).
We understand that this will be disappointing for the many performers and community groups that have been involved in creating The Hatchling and those planning to greet her, and the Hatchling producers are discussing opportunities to bring the performance (and The People’s Assembly) to the city when it is appropriate.
We will be in touch information about the transfer of tickets to a new date when this is announced by Trigger (we are a very small team so appreciate your patience while we wait to hear and then arrange this transfer).
The Barbican Theatre & Trigger teams

A dragon is coming to Plymouth!
What do we do?

Calling all people of Plymouth. On Saturday 14  August 2021, a dragon will be on our streets. The People’s Assembly has been created to respond to this extraordinary event. That same evening, we will come together as a city to figure out what it means, why it’s here, and what we should do.This needs all of us urgently – including you!
Come join us as we hear from dragon experts and other surprise guests, share ideas and make a plan together.
What questions do we need answers to? What excites you? What worries you? And what should we do?
Before we leave the room, a proposal must be made. This people led process will learn what the city thinks, deliberate what to do and form our response. Be part of the circle of Plymouth residents who make up The People’s Assembly and show that we as a city can do this together. Contribute as much or as little as you want, in person or online, at what promises to be a once in a lifetime event.
We should give it somewhere to eat and sleep.
What makes it angry? We don’t want an angry dragon!
We should make the dragon feel as welcome as possible, how we act now shows who we are
Do you think it listens to Katy Perry too?
Dragons are frightening – this is a big problem for our city
What if she just wants to be free?
These are just some of the comments people have made as part of our online platform. You can be part of the conversation by clicking HERE to see which of the statements reflect your view and add your own too. This is vital to helping us make sense of this astonishing occurrence together, as a city.
Be part of the experience and help shape Plymouth’s response, to be presented back to the dragon and the city on Sunday evening.
Come be part of this extraordinary event and help shape Plymouth’s response to the Dragon.
Directed by Mark Maughan
With consultation from:
New Citizenship Project, Jon Alexander and Katie Dunstan Brigstow Project, James Freeman
This event is produced by Trigger as part of the Hatchling
Supported by Arts Council England and Plymouth City Council as part of Mayflower 400.’ 

Live Stream

The event will be filmed and live streamed via Trigger’s YouTube Channel
If you don’t wish to be in view of the cameras, please speak to an usher and they will guide you to the back of the room.
Pay What You Decide!
This show is a Pay What You Decide event, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen the show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows, more often.
Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash, card or via our website.
Pay What You Decide FAQs (opens in a new page)
Socially distanced, unreserved seating is in place for this performance. We recommend face masks be worn from when you arrive at the Barbican building and when you take your seats.
The Hatchling
This event is part of the Hatchling –
Directed by Mark Maughan
In collaboration with:
New Citizenship Project
James Freeman
Barbican Theatre Rebels


This is a Pay What You Decide event - you only pay what you feel the performance was worth after the event takes place.You van pay using our secure contactless car reader, by scanning our QR code to pay via our website or in cash using the envelopes provided.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.