Erth Visual & Physical Inc

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Written by Scott Wright with Drew Fairley and Catherine McNamara
Directed by Scott Wright


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.

Production photography by Heidrun Lohr

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).


REVIEWS

"Truly unique, humorous, beautiful and utterly mesmerizing."
Yvette DuBourdieu, ellaslist full review

"This 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

Previous Tour

June to September, 2017


CREDITS

Writer Scott Wright, Drew Fairley,
Catherine McNamara
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,
Catherine McNamara
Puppeteers Sharon Kerr, Gabbie Paananen, Michael Cullen


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280 381 880
touring@artsontour.com.au