Theatre / Roustabout
Roustabout Theatre supercharge the Easter holidays with ‘Dinosaurs And All That Rubbish’
After the runaway success of their first tour with the award-nominated Dinosaurs And All That Rubbish, Roustabout are bringing the show back to Bristol over the Easter holiday period, with 11 performances over a six-day run at The Wardrobe Theatre.
One small step for man, one giant pile of rubbish left behind! Man’s dream to reach the stars leaves the world in ruins and disturbs the sleeping dinosaurs. Will they wake up and save planet Earth?
Directed by Toby Hulse, the adaptation of Michael Foreman’s 1972 book – written in response to the growing environmental threat of the time – has only become more relevant in the intervening decades.
is needed now More than ever
“I am delighted that Roustabout are bringing it to a wider audience,” says Foreman. “I saw the show and thought it was brilliant! We really enjoyed it.
“Sitting there, I felt so proud that my ancient book had played a part in this joyful experience.
“For me, as an author/illustrator, it was a rare and special treat to feel, at first hand, such a warm and enthusiastic response from parents and children together.”
Hulse first read the book as a child, and bringing it to the stage represents a particularly meaningful full circle moment.
The show is performed by actor-musicians Oliver de Rohan, Robin Hemmings and Shaelee Rooke, and features dancing dinosaurs, space travel, and catchy songs, underpinned by an upbeat green message.
In keeping with its theme, the production is sustainable in every element, from set and costume, to travel and marketing.
Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish (age recommendation 3-8; under 2s go free) is at The Wardrobe Theatre from April 7-12 at 11am and 2pm daily (no 11am show on April 7). Tickets are available at www.thewardrobetheatre.com.
All photos: Craig Fuller
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