Back from the dead after 65 million years, prehistoric creatures will once again wander the streets of Singapore when Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience comes to our shores. Okay, so they’re not really arising from their graves, nor will they leave the Indoor Stadium where the show is, but you get the point.
Adapted from the award-winning BBC Television series, the updated production has apparently been viewed by millions across the globe in over 250 cities, and it’ll arrive here on Aug 29. After opening its world tour in the UK last July, the experience has traveled to Europe and now Asia, with a stopover in Singapore.
Costing $20 million to produce and a year to build the dinos with help from animatronic experts, engineers, artists, and more, the show will feature new technology and colorful changes to the dinosaurs (based on the latest scientific research). It’ll take viewers through the evolution of the creatures, from how carnivores came to walk on two legs to the way herbivores warded off their predators.
Nine species are represented in the 100-minute production including, of course, familiar ones like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. Plus, towering over them all is the Brachiosaurus at 11m tall and 17m long.
As viewers are taken through the history of the world, you’ll watch how the desserts of the Triassic period transformed into green spaces in the later Jurassic, followed by the formation of oceans, erupting volcanoes, and forest fires, all of which led to the impact of the comet that struck the planet and brought about the dinosaurs’ extinction.
Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience is on from Aug 29-Sept 5; Tues-Fri 7pm & Sat-Sun 10:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm at Singapore Indoor Stadium. $78-$148, excluding booking fee.