Dinosaurs will once again roam 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 palaeontologist. The show stops at The O2 between 14-19 August 2018.
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.
The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs' evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS — THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has 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 and 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.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday 3 November.