DINOSAUR ZOO Heads to the Edinburgh Fringe, Jul 30-Aug 25

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DINOSAUR ZOO Heads to the Edinburgh Fringe, Jul 30-Aug 25

DINOSAUR ZOO heads to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer for the very first time, taking up residence at The Grand, Pleasance Courtyard daily at 11.00am from 30 July to 25 August.

DINOSAUR ZOO creators 'Erth' use ingenious puppetry to bring dinosaurs to life in this interactive and imaginative live show, suitable for all the family (age 3+). Audiences are introduced to a range of creatures from cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, including a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, based on the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton found in Australia.

During the show, intrepid audience members brave enough to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs are brought onto the stage to assist the Zoo Keeper in his/her daily tasks - but be warned - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! For those who aren't able to join the dinosaurs on stage, they will have the opportunity to meet them at the official 'meat and greet', which takes place at the end of each show.

Fast-becoming a worldwide hit, DINOSAUR ZOO has played to family and schools audiences all over the world, from Sydney to Los Angeles, from New York City to Bahrain, exciting children with its popular mix of entertaining humour, adventurous daring and informative learning. The show had a hugely successful UK tour in 2013, including a one-month summer season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and a Christmas season at London's Phoenix Theatre in the West End. It is currently on a second national tour.

Australian based Erth create original live theatre at the forefront of new performance practice, inspiring audiences with their unique and dynamic vision.Since its beginnings in 1990, the company has strived to provide audiences with eye-popping visual experiences incorporating, amongst other disciplines, giant puppetry and inflatable environments. Erth has performed internationally at events and festivals, including the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2000.

DINOSAUR ZOO is directed by Scott Wright, designed by Steve Howarth and performed by Lindsey Chaplin, Scott Wright, Hal Silvester, Steve Peck and Tina Jackson. DINOSAUR ZOO is presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by BOS Productions Ltd and Nick Brooke Ltd.

DINOSAUR ZOO will continue to tour the UK through Autumn 2014 and Spring 2015.

DINOSAUR ZOO

The Grand, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

Performances: Daily at 11.00am. No performance on 2 August.

Running time: 50 minutes + 15-minute post-show 'meat & greet'

Tickets: 30 July to 1 August - all tickets £7.00; Mondays & Tuesdays (except 4 & 5 August) Full Price - £9.50, Concessions - £8.50; Wednesdays & Thursdays &Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 August Full Price - £11.00, Concessions - £10.00; Fridays to Sundays Full Price - £12.00, Concessions - £11.00. £1 booking fee in addition on all ticket prices.

For ages 3+

Box Office: 020 7609 1800 / 0131 556 6550

Website: www.pleasance.co.uk/event/dinosaur-zoo / www.dinosaurzoolive.com

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