Updated: Oct 3, 2019
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE, WILL THUNDER INTO SINGAPORE 29 AUGUST
Singapore, 19 August 2019 – One of the most famous and notable dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex (as a life-sized baby version) made an appearance roaming Singapore soil today as part of Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience production which will open on 29 August at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Roaring and moving just like the real thing, the Baby T-Rex took to perfect conditions in Singapore terrorizing everyone and anyone who got in the way. Journalists and the general public experienced an up close and personal glimpse of what is to come as this globally acclaimed production lands in Singapore in two weeks.
During the show Baby T is a juvenile T-Rex who was born at the end of the cretaceous period 65 million years ago. He is, like any teenager, a cheeky and inquisitive character and he likes to go off exploring and usually gets himself into trouble and has to be rescued by his over protective mum. He is always learning from his experiences but nothing can prepare him from what’s about to happen.
Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience, is based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, comes to Singapore with a must-see live arena spectacular. Watched by more than 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, the production will captivate audiences of all ages as 18-life size dinosaurs take over the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Unlike static exhibitions, Walking With Dinosaurs -The Live Experience is a theatrical story hosted and narrated by Huxley, the shows paleontologist, who brings the audience along on a journey into the lives of these amazing creatures.
Each dinosaur is operated by world class performers who operate the creatures with a series of animatronics and physical puppetry, which combine to truly bring the dinosaurs to life. The audience is transported into the world in which they lived via an impressive arena sized set featuring projection, amazing lighting effects and of course “living and fighting” dinosaurs.
Walking With Dinosaurs opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe, and now heading into Asia with a stopover in Singapore. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.
This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
Nine species are represented from the entire 200-million-year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts - a year to build the production.
The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.