Review of So You Think you Know About Dinosaurs?

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Reviewed by: Mojomums Kelly

What they say: So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet.  Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rexAllosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!

Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC’s ‘Planet Dinosaur’.  So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show which is bigger and better than ever.

What we say:  “My sons are just about to turn 7 and both love to read and learn about dinosaurs so we jumped at the chance to see this show!

We headed up the M1 to the Grove Theatre in Dunstable, Bedfordshire to see the show.  If you ever have the chance to visit this theatre then do; it’s a modern 780 seat theatre and I am sure there is not one bad seat in the house! This along with ample parking nearby (free on a Sunday) and great value tickets, makes it a perfect venue to visit as a family.

The show is aimed at ages 5+ but I personally would recommend for at least 6 upwards as the content was not watered down and the show lasted 2 hours (with a short interval) – there were quite a few restless young bodies by the end…

My two were captivated from beginning to end!  Dr Ben Garrod spoke to the children in clear terms, giving so many facts and detailed information that even the most dino-mad of children did not know!  He certainly taught us adults a thing or two about dinosaurs!

This is not a live-action show, the entertainment is via Dr Ben and a huge screen showing clips of film footage from BBC’s Planet Dinosaur.  Some scenes were a little gruesome, especially via a large screen and a few parents chose to leave before the end of the show – again, another reason why I would recommend for slightly older children, but Dr Ben made light fun of these scenes and moved quickly on…

There was a chance to meet Dr Ben at the end of the show, along with a questions and answers session.

My boys absolutely loved the show and it was a great transition between the musical shows aimed at young children that we have seen before and moving on to more adult-style shows and plays.”

 

For more information about the Grove Theatre visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk 

For more information about So You Think you Know About Dinosaurs? visit www.josarsby.com

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