Review: Dinosaur World Live, The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Dinosaur World Live at The Grand Theatre
Dinosaur World Live at The Grand Theatre
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Do you know why Triceratops needed frills? Or how many wings Microraptors had?

Dinosaur World Live answers these and many other questions you might have about these incredible, prehistoric beasts in a thrilling, factual show.

The hour-long production opens with lead character Miranda bounding onto the stage with an energy that carries on throughout.

She invites the audience to learn more about her island, 'Dinosaur World', and meet the creatures that live there - from the flesh eating Titus the Tyrannosaurus Rex to herbivore Juliette, a hungry Segnosaurus.

There's a sense of pantomime which goes down well with the children in the audience, who have to keep an eye on a dinosaur egg that is due to hatch.

But the real wow factor comes from the skill of the puppeteers, whose every movement and noise makes the dinosaurs seem so life-like you find yourself on the edge of your seat.

There's a generous helping of audience interaction with brave youngsters heading onto the stage to feed and groom the dinosaurs.

And chance to get up close and personal to these amazing creatures with a meet and greet after the production.

Educational and entertaining - the show is a roaring success.

Dinosaur World Live continues at The Grand on Saturday, April 21 at 11am and 2pm and the following day at the same times.