The team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these creatures, getting to know the big and not-so-big beasts below the ocean’s surface.
Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.
What does a Plesiosaur’s skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Our skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in a lifetime interactive theatre experience at Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to step into the action of the performance: at each show performers will invite a small number of carefully selected young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.
Connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology, Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.
Come dive with us to the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
The ocean is where all life began, it's stories are rich and many unknown. Prehistoric Aquarium is the greatest adventure we've been on yet and we're gonna take you to a part of the ocean that’s so deep that only three people have ever been before (and only one of them was a celebrity).
"Truly unique, humorous, beautiful and utterly mesmerizing."
Yvette DuBourdieu, ellaslist full review
production tingles with a constant sense of awe [...] it emanates from the flawless construction of the
immense creatures and the accomplished skill with which they are operated."
Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers full review
"As an introduction into palaeontology and exploration of the rich history of life on planet earth this show is a must see."
Emily Shaddick, Australian Stage full review
Araluen Arts Centre, 6-7 June
Darwin Entertainment Centre, 9-10 June
Burdekin Theatre, 15-16 June
Mackay Convention Centre, 17-18 June
Logan Entertainment Centre, 21-22 June
Empire Theatre, 23-24 June
Riverside Theatres Parramatta, 27-28 June
Cessnock Community PAC, 30 August - 1 July
Glasshouse, 4-5 July
Dubbo Regional, 7-8 July
Griffith Regional Theatre, 11-12 July
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, 14-15 July
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, 18-19 July
Tamworth Regional, 21-22 July
The Capital, Bendigo, 25-26 July
Wyndham Cultural Centre, 28-29 July
Burnie Arts & Function Centre, 2-3 Aug
Portland Arts Centre, 8-9 August
Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, 11-12 Aug
Queens Park Theatre, 16-17 Aug
Mandurah PAC, 21-22 Aug
BREC, Bunbury, 24-25 Aug
Arts Margaret River, 28-29 Aug
Albany Entertainment Centre, 31 Aug - 1 Sept
Middleback Arts Centre, 5 Sept
Northern Festival Centre, 7 Sept
Chaffey Theatre, 9 Sept
Canberra Theatre Centre, 14 Sept
June to September, 2017
Writer Scott Wright, Drew Fairley,
Director Scott Wright
Designer Steve Howarth
Sound Design Phil Downing
Animation Christian J Heinrich
Illustrations Gabbie Paananen
Lighting Design Neil Simpson
Electronics Consultant Nick Wishart
Show Hosts Drew Fairley,
Puppeteers Sharon Kerr, Gabbie Paananen, Michael Cullen
If you are interested in touring get in contact!
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