A stable of prehistoric beasts rampaged through the foyer of the Royal & Derngate today before an acclaimed stage show.
The dinosaurs were the work of Australian puppeteers from the Dinosaur Zoo show, who thrilled and scared children before taking to the stage.
The sold-out interactive live show saw the audience introduced to a range of creatures, from cute babies dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, including the fearsome, carnivorous Australovenator, based on the most complete dinosaur skeleton found in Australia.
Lindsey Chaplin, a ‘zoo keeper’ in the show, said: “We see a real mix of emotions from children, from joy that what was in their imaginations can be made tangible to a bit of fear.
“I really want their imaginations to be fired and thinking that these fossils buried in the ground were living, breathing animals.” Dinosaur Zoo will return to the Royal & Derngate on April 10 and 11.