Educational as well as entertaining, Dinosaur World Live is the interactive children’s theatre show that uses puppetry to bring lifelike dinosaurs to the stage.
The show prowls the Lowry stage in Salford on February 16-18 – neatly providing something different, and weatherproof, for the half-term holiday.
If you can't get to Salford, the show can also be seen at the Theatre Royal St Helens (April 25-26) and Oldham Coliseum (June 2-4).
Miranda, the daughter of palaeontologists, grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America, and now brings her prehistoric pals to the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. The show features impressive prehistoric creatures, including the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus and Triceratops.
Puppetry Consultant Toby Olié has been involved in providing some of the magic for many big theatre shows – he was for example the original hind legs of Joey in megahit show War Horse at the National Theatre in 2007!
Each performance is followed by a session at which audience members have the chance to get really, really close to some of the giant cast members...
Dinosaur World Live is written and directed by Derek Bond, a Manchester Theatre Awards winner in 2017 for his work on Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Exchange Theatre. The creative team also includes puppet designer Max Humphries (National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Cirque de Soleil); puppet director Laura Cubitt (Running Wild, Chichester Festival Theatre; Don Quixote, RSC; War Horse National Theatre Berlin); set and costume designer James Perkins; lighting designer John Maddox, and sound designer Tom Mann.
More info and tickets here