Having first stormed Australian arenas in 2007 before conquering the world, Australia’s own Walking With Dinosaurs will return in 2015.
Dinosaurs will once again roam Australian soil when the spectacular production, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2015.
Anthony Kirchner, Chief Executive Officer of Adelaide Entertainments Corporation said today, “We have been inundated with hundreds of calls and emails from the public wanting Walking With Dinosaurs to come to Adelaide and we’re absolutely thrilled that the arena spectacular is coming to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as part of its strictly limited Australian tour. This is an extraordinary production – one of the very best you’ll ever experience.”
Worldwide, more than eight million people in 243 cities over 2,000 performances have seen Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular produced by Global Creatures in association with BBC Worldwide.
The updated production will showcase incredible and colourful changes to the dinosaurs, based on the latest scientific research; including the likely feathering of some species.
This unique show is produced by Global Creatures, headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic who expressed her enthusiasm about the dinosaurs making their way back home.
“I am thrilled that Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is coming back to Australia in 2015. 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.”
The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with 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.
Ten 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 36 feet tall and 56 feet 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.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular national tour dates:
Allphones Arena Sydney – 18th – 22nd March 2015
Hisense Area Melbourne – 25th – 29th March 2015
Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 1st – 5th April 2015
Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 9th – 12th April 2015
Perth Arena – 17th – 19th April 2015
Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 23rd – 26th April 2015
Tickets for Adelaide dates will go on-sale to the general public on Friday 19 December 9am through www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Tickets for all other national venues are on-sale now through www.ticketek.com.au or 132849.
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