MEDIA RELEASE November 2015
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium
Take an adventure to the bottom of the sea!
18-19 January 2016
What does a Plesiosaur’s skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Erth’s skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in a lifetime interactive theatre experience.
The Joan is excited to open its doors this January for young audiences to experience the magic of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, and collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.
“This production tingles with a constant sense of awe. For the children the awe emanates from the giant, glowing creatures that appear out of the dark depths of the stage to lunge toward them and hover above them. For the more mature members of the audience, it emanates from the flawless construction of the immense creatures and the accomplished skill with which they are operated.”- Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers
In each show performers will invite a small number of carefully selected young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras. Connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology, Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages three years and up.
“As an introduction into palaeontology and exploration of the rich history of life on planet earth this show is a must see.”- Emily Shaddick, Australian Stage
Come dive with us to the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium at The Joan is open to general public audiences and will be showing at 10am and 12pm on Monday 18 January and Tuesday 19 January.
To book call The Joan’s Box Office on 4723-7600 or online at thejoan.com.au
Running Time: 50 minutes, no interval
Recommended for ages five and up but may be loved by kids as young as three.