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Dinosaurs are brought to life by skilled puppeteers in Dinosaur Zoo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford

Dinosaurs are brought to life by skilled puppeteers in Dinosaur Zoo, at St George’s Hall, Bradford

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Dinosaur Zoo

St George’s Hall

It’s not every day you come up close to a dinosaur with toothache.

The creature in question ended up clamping his jaws around a child’s head, to the delight of the young audience at Dinosaur Zoo.

The family-friendly show, by Australian theatre company Erth, presented an array of prehistoric creatures, from insects the size of cats to the Aussie version of the T-Rex.

Thanks to impressive designs and skilled puppeteers, it seemed as if we were watching real dinosaurs prowl around in front of us. Thanks to the cheery ‘zoo-keeper’ presenter, the tone was informative but fun, with youngsters invited onto the stage to meet and feed the creatures.

There were baby dinos, Meganeura – huge dragonfly-like beasts, the largest insects ever – buzzing around the audience, and the mighty Titanosaur emerging, in Jurassic Park-style drama, from behind trees. Great fun.

Emma Clayton

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