Watch out Bristol, because we have dinosaurs coming this half term. Acclaimed children’s writer Simon Mole, will be bringing The Great Big Dinosaur Show to The Wardrobe Theatre this February. He will be joined by musician Gecko to bring to life a performance based on Simon Mole and Matt Hunt’s book A First Book of Dinosaurs.
Aimed at families with children around the ages of 4 – 11 years of age, the show is described as ‘a joyful blast of interactive live entertainment’.
Simon and Gecko will bringing poems, raps and songs all based around members of the dinosaur hit parade as well as prehistoric dinos that may not be so ubiquitous.
“It has been so exciting to turn my book of poems into a live performance,” Simon Mole says.
“As a dad, and a massive dinosaur fan, I can’t wait to take this show on the road. It would make me very happy if we can introduce a few young dino fans to poetry, and the fun they can have playing with words.”
Gecko adds: “It’s been an absolute treat to get into dinosaur mode with Simon Mole and director Peader Kirk. One thing I find exciting, and which I hope we get across in the show, is that the story of the dinosaurs is a continually evolving one. We know so much more about dinosaurs than we did when I was a kid and who knows if one of the children watching this show might grow up to discover the next puzzle piece of the story!”
The Great Big Dinosaur Show will be at The Wardrobe Theatre on 12 February 2024 at 2pm
For more information or to book: https://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/the-great-big-dinosaur-show/
Cast and Creatives
Inspired by, and including poems from, A First Book of Dinosaurs by Simon Mole, illustrated by Matt Hunt
Performed by Simon Mole & Gecko
Created by Simon Mole, Gecko & Peader Kirk
Direction Peader Kirk
Score & Composition Gecko
Lighting Design Martha Godfrey
Illustration Matt Hunt
Photography Hugo Glendinning
Poster Graphic Design Martha Hegarty
Photo Graphic Design Cat Lips
Publicity Alison Duguid
Production Management Cassie Smith
Project Management Maeve O’Neill
Produced by Simon Mole & Rua Arts
Supported by Norden Farm & artsdepot
Funded by Arts Council England