165 million years ago, an iguanodon is killed in the heart of a rainforest. Time passes, the rainforest becomes the South Downs, and every part of the iguanodon degrades and disappears - except one tooth.
In 1820s Sussex, amateur geologist Gideon Mantell finds something nobody can explain - a huge tooth. What kind of creature did it belong to? And where does it fit in the story of an earth created by God just 6,000 years ago?
This exciting and original new show from award-winning theatre makers Kandinsky tells the true story of one man's battle to be heard by the scientific elite. Filled with invention and accompanied by a live piano score, this is 19th century science as you've never seen it - filled with scientific endeavour, bitter rivalry and terrible lizards.
This production is supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Unity Theatre Trust, The Dischma Charitable Trust, The Geological Society and Theatre Arts at London Metropolitan University.
This production is suitable for 14+
Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes with no interval.
Quotes & Reviews
PRESS QUOTES FOR DINOMANIA
★★★★★ "Wildly inventive theatre company Kandinsky return with a head-spinningly smart show about Victorian fossil hunters... No-one else makes theatre quite like this."
★★★★ "consistently smart and inventive"
★★★★ "An intense and worthwhile experience"
★★★★ "Brilliant comic timing... I have rarely seen such an electric cast"
A Younger Theatre
Kandinsky is a multi award-winning theatre company with a national and international reputation for exciting, inventive new work.
Previous productions have won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, Peter Brook Festival Award and OffWestEnd Award for Best Ensemble, and been shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Award.
CAST AND CREATIVES
Performed and devised by Janet Etuk, Hamish MacDougall, Sophie Steer and Harriet Webb
Music composed and performed by Zac Gvirtzman
Co-designers: Joshua Gadsby and Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Associate Designer: Lizzy Leech
Scenic Artist: Amy Pitt
Consultant Production Manager: Heather Doole
Stage management: Hanne Schulpé
Director/co-writer: James Yeatman
Producer/co-writer: Lauren Mooney
Dramaturgy: Al Smith