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Children's theatre

Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Roustabout

Company: Roustabout
Running Time: Available until 31 October 2021 on YouTube
Price: FREE
Certificate: 3+ years

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

About this event

Michael Foreman’s classic picture book about space travel, dinosaurs, and ecological balance gets a thrilling new lease of life in this FREE three part, online theatre production for young children and their families.

A charming and inventive story, told in a mash up of animation and live theatre about one man’s passionate dream to reach the stars leaving the world in ruins. Can the dinosaurs sleeping deep under its surface wake and save Planet Earth?

Episode one, a man builds an amazing rocket to reach the stars, but at the same time ruins the planet.

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Episode two, the dinosaurs awake from their long sleep, and make this planet a paradise again.

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Episode three, the man returns home at last. Can the dinosaurs teach him not to ruin the planet again?

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Commissioned by Watermans, adapted by Roustabout (Luna, The Great Big Story Mix Up) and performed by Robin Hemmings (Oi, Frog; Luna; One Small Step) and Shaelee Rooke (Luna; One Small Step; This is Where We Live),  it uses a glorious mix of theatre and animation with song, puppetry, and digital wizardry, set amongst the book’s beautiful original illustrations. Featuring an important environmental message, Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish is a highly inventive and charmingly funny theatrical adaptation and a perfect online treat for all ages. 

About Roustabout

Roustabout is a Bristol-based family theatre company. Writer/director Toby Hulse has worked with Bristol Old Vic, The Old Rep, Pickled Image, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Travelling Light, the egg and the Unicorn Theatre. Toby is an expert when it comes to making work for young audiences, as seen in his productions of The Lost World and War Game (Bristol Old Vic), his adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days (Bristol Old Vic), and his international touring production of One Small Step (Oxford Playhouse), which starred Roustabout’s Shaelee Rooke & Robin Hemmings

About the artists

Robin Hemmings has also appeared in both The Lost World and War Game, as well as the wonderful Medusa, by Olivier award-winning Adam Peck and the Olivier nominated Oi, Frog! by Pins and Needles Productions. 

Shaelee Rooke has worked with Bristol Old Vic; Oxford Playhouse; Theatre503; Hope Theatre; Wardrobe Theatre; ALine Art; and SoHo Playhouse (NYC). Her recent credits include the critically acclaimed This is Where We Live; Shaedates, which she co-wrote with Toby Hulse; and Closer Each Day, Bristol’s cult classic improvised comedy show. Shaelee also writes and performs for Toucan, a female sketch duo who have been featured on the BBC and The Comedy Crowd.

Part of Season for Change, a nationwide programme of artistic and cultural events that celebrate the environment and inspire urgent climate action led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle, and supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

www.seasonforchange.org.uk #SeasonforChange @jointheseason_

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

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