Dinosaurs In The Wild
14 August 2019
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
A week ago I got to see Dinosaur World Live with the children I nanny (2.5yrs and 4yrs), I had previously seen a similar show a few years back with another charge and it was brilliant, so I was really looking forward to this one.
The theatre was very well organised with ample space in the foyer and plenty of booster seats for the children. It’s a bit of a trek for us to Wembley from Hackney, but the kids love adventures, and dinosaurs, so it had to be done! I grabbed the tickets through the Kids Week offer to get one free and one half price children’s ticket, and I have to say, I definitely picked the right production.
The show is very whimsical and informative, introducing a variety of dinosaurs and presenting information on their habitat and diet in a child friendly way. From tiny baby dinosaurs fresh out of the egg, to gigantic puppets animated by several puppet wranglers, everything is so lovingly crafted and presented with so much fun. We especially loved the sleepy little baby Triceratops, so cute!
The life-size dinosaur puppets were spectacular and the children went absolutely crazy for them. With a few children being called up to the stage to help out, there’s a small level of audience interaction, but due to the sheer size of the crowd, it’s only a few lucky kids who get to go up on stage. Everyone else still had a lot of fun roaring along and marvelling at the gorgeous dinosaurs though.
For a spectacular finish, a life-size T-Rex comes out to terrify the crowd. Presented with all the pizzazz of smoke and dramatic lighting, it’s an exciting presentation.
After the show, a few of the puppets are brought out and walked through the foyer, so the children get to say hello and pet the dinosaurs. This was of course the favourite part for the little ones, getting to get up close with a few of their favourites.
Everything was so lovingly presented and brilliantly done, we absolutely loved the entire experience. From the littlest kids to the adults, everyone seemed to massively enjoy themselves. This was one of the best interactive kids shows I’ve ever seen. Dinotastic!