Nurture Rights has announced a multi-year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar!.
Known for its productions of Horrible Histories and adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, the Birmingham Stage Company will begin development on the stage version of the book immediately.
Since it was first published in 1994, Dinosaur Roar! has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 30-plus different languages.
The stage tour will begin next year and run into 2016. It will feature giant dinosaur puppets based on author Paul Stickland’s illustrations and original songs.
Nurture Rights is currently working with the paleontology team at the Natural History Museum in London to develop the dinosaur property for preschoolers including an online world, a touring dinosaur exhibition and an Imax experience.
“One of the joys of working in children’s theater is you find yourself being immersed in extraordinary subjects, and the chance to learn all there is about dinosaurs in partnership with the Natural History Museum is a dream come true,” says Neal Foster, manager, Birmingham Stage.