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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium opens this September School Holidays

Media Release: August 19, 2015 in Theatre |

Three years in the making, Erth’s highly anticipated new work
Prehistoric Aquarium
will be presented at Carriageworks (Sydney) in the upcoming school holidays, running 26 September to 4 October 2015.
Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster.


Photo Heidrun Lohr
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It is a prequel to the globally successful Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo which takes audiences even further back in time, introducing them to astounding prehistoric creatures of the deep.

Erth’s performances are famous the world over, with Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo having been seen by over a million people around the world. Erth’s newest production promises to be extremely popular with young audiences and not-so-young audiences alike. Bursting at the seams with exquisitely constructed prehistoric creatures Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites audiences to the depths of the ocean and the furthest recesses of time.

Australia’s premiere children’s theatre company, now in its 25th year, Erth has earned an international reputation for connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’, giving audiences a real sense that they are meeting a live creature, creating a visceral connection with the past and the science that drives our understanding of it.

When asked about the inspiration for the new show Writer/Director Scott Wright said “I was inspired by the Field Museum in Chicago, which is full of amazing aquatic creatures that we just don’t hear about. Land based dinosaurs really dominate our understanding of the prehistoric world, but there were so many astounding creatures that came before that, and this show really shines a light on that period.”

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium draws on years of experience creating terrifyingly life-like puppets. These skills and expertise have enabled Erth to create its most stunning work yet, where some of the worlds largest underwater predators swim just above the heads of the audience. Under the leadership of Erth’s Head of Design, Steve Howarth, Erth’s team of talented puppet makers have created stunningly life like creatures including Plesiosaurs, Kronosaurs and the lesser known Dickinsonia Rex. These puppets are brought to life by talented Sydney performers Drew Fairley, Catherine McNamara and skilled puppeteers Sharon Kerr, Michael Cullen and Gabbie Paananen. “We have a fantastic team of artists working with us to create this show” says Scott Wright, “with such a great team we have been able to create a really unique experience that will stay with audiences for years to come”.

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