★★★★★ ‘Wildly inventive theatre company Kandinsky return with a head-spinningly smart show about Victorian fossil hunters…No-one else makes theatre quite like this.’ Time Out
Sadly the planned transfer of Dinomania to 59E59 Theater New York – where it was due to run 3 to 28 June 2020 as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival – has been cancelled due to covid-19. We hope to have more updates soon.
Dinomania was originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre, running from 19 February to 23 March 2019.
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.
197 years ago, in safe, affluent 1820s Sussex, a country doctor finds the tooth. But where does it fit in the story of an earth created by God just 6,000 years ago?
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Consistently smart and inventive.’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘Brilliant comic timing… I have rarely seen such an electric cast’ A Younger Theatre
‘This is such intelligent work from a seriously talented company’ – Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor
‘Sharply funny and exciting throughout’ – The TLS
‘For Kandinsky, this is yet another nuanced, reflective, and highly creative approach to theatre-making. Original and perceptive, this is storytelling at its best.’ – Exeunt
Credits for the original production are:
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
Additional material: Al Smith
Dinomania was originally supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Unity Theatre Trust, The Dischma Charitable Trust, the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, the Thistle Trust, The Geological Society and Theatre Arts at London Metropolitan University. It was commissioned and co-produced by New Diorama Theatre London.