Adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan
At Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 24 April – 4 May 2019
Tues – Sat, 7.30pm. Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm
Mon 29 April matinee 2.30pm
Walking With Dinosaurs in Dublin & Belfast
Dinosaurs will once again roam Irish soil when the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2018, starring Michaela Strachan as ‘Huxley’ the paleontologist. Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular visits Dublin and Belfast in 2018!
Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, this jaw dropping experience comes to The SSE Arena, Belfast from 31 August – 2 September 2018 and to Dublin’s 3Arena from 21 – 23 December 2018.
The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.
This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species.
“I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” – Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO.
The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism and includes scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 metres tall and 17 metres from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.
The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire — all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.
BELFAST SHOW INFORMATION
Friday 31 August:
Doors 6pm – Show: 7pm
Saturday 1 September:
Doors 10am – Show: 11am // Doors: 2.00pm – Show: 3pm // Doors: 6pm – Show: 7pm
Sunday 2 September:
Doors 10am – Show: 11am // Doors 2pm – Show: 3pm
DUBLIN SHOW INFORMATION
Friday 21 December:
Doors 5.30pm – Show 7 pm
Saturday 22 December:
Doors 9.30 am Show 11am // Doors 1.30 pm – Show 3pm // Doors 5.30pm – Show 7pm
Sunday 23 December:
Doors 9.30 am Show 11am // Doors 1.30 pm – Show 3pm
Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, 17 November 2017.