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Dinomania - New Diorama Theatre

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Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DINOMANIA from Kandinsky, the acclaimed theatre-makers who blend extensive research with innovative storytelling and devising techniques, premieres at New Diorama Theatre, where it runs from Tuesday, February 19 to Saturday, March 23, 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?

Dinomania is a story of scientific endeavour, bitter rivalry and terrible lizards.

Dinomania is directed and co-written by James Yeatman (also an associate director for legendary theatre company Complicité), and devised by the company, based on material by Yeatman and co-writer Lauren Mooney.

Kandinsky’s previous productions include: Still Ill, a drama developed with doctors and patients, examining the surprisingly common, little-understood Functional Neurological Disorder; Dog Show, a tragicomic look at people and their pets through the lens of a community assailed by a serial dog murderer; and Trap Street, which explored changing attitudes to social housing and the meaning of home.

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