REVIEW: A roaring good time at Walking With Dinosaurs

We had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Walking With Dinosaurs at Newcastle Entertainment Centre last night. The show has returned to our home town after touring the world with a production that has to be seen to be believed. Here’s 4 reasons we loved the show. 

1 – Kids


We took a look around the room during the show last night, and the reactions on the kids faces were priceless. From the Stegosaurus to the towering 36 ft tall Brachiosaurus, as each successive dinosaur took to the stage the kids in the room moved further to the edge of their seats.


2 – The Utahraptors


For us these were the coolest dinosaurs of the night. While the massive dinos were really cool, it was these “suit dinosaurs” that really hit the mark for us. With their punk rock looking feathers and deathly stares, the puppeteers really brought these puppets to life. Has to be seen to be believed.


3 – Huxley


As the only human in the show, he narrates the journey just perfectly, all the while making palaeontology accessible. He’s just the right mix between David Attenborough and Steve Irwin providing inspiration and knowledge for the younger audience with enough asides to keep the adults giggling.


4 – The T-Rex scene


Is there anything cuter than a mother and son T-Rex? We think not. Don’t get us wrong, the mummy T-Rex is also pretty scary and while we don’t want to give too much away,  we do have to say that the interaction between Mum and son is one of the highlights of the show.


WHAT: Walking With Dinosaurs
WHEN: April 9 – 12 (two sessions on Friday, three on Saturday and two on Sunday)
WHERE: Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Written by Newcastle Live

If it’s on in Newcastle, it’s on Newcastle Live

With this simple philosophy and a passion for local entertainment, Newcastle Live was born.

Newcastle Live is the Hunter’s premier online entertainment and lifestyle guide, a place devoted to all the great things happening in the region.

We’re your one-stop destination to find out what’s happening this weekend and keep up to date with the latest local entertainment and lifestyle news, reviews, features, and giveaways.

Newcastle Live boasts one of the Hunter’s most comprehensive gig and events guide updated every week, where you can easily submit your own event or register your venue.

Sign up to our free eNewsletter to receive the very best of Newcastle Live straight to your inbox every week!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.