THEY came, they conquered our imaginations… and then promptly left – no doubt in pursuit of more flesh to feed on.
To whom do we refer? Why, the beasts of the Dinosaur Zoo of course, which for three days from February 20 to 22 dominated Woking’s New Victoria Theatre, wreaking damage with their every step and gorging themselves on the flesh of innocent children (they taste much better than guilty adults).
Australian outfit Erth brought their ingenious dinosaur puppetry across the world to educate the people of Woking in the ways of the pea-brained beasts that once ruled the planet (until a massive rock hit it at speed and put paid to their unruly, omnivorous antics).
Erth’s interactive live show introduced families to a variety of uncannily realistic dinosaurs, from cute babies that kids could cuddle, to roaring giants that everyone wanted to dart away from.
Some of the more intrepid audience members even got up close to the beasts by joining their keepers up on stage to lend a hand with dino husbandry.
Show Director Scott Wright said: “We want to educate people in a realistic and entertaining way, and that’s just what we did.
“People’s reactions to dinos are so unpredictable that it made for some truly entertaining moments. Our international show has become legendary, such that where we used to invite all the kids on stage at a show, there are now too many of them to accommodate.
“So instead, at the end of each show, we bring dinosaurs out for an audience ‘meet and greet’ – that way everybody gets a chance to get up close and pose for photos with them.”