Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

Live stage adaptation

By Michael Foreman Adapted and Produced by Roustabout Theatre | Supported by Arts Council England, Chew Valley Arts and Theatre Orchard

Coming to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022!
4th – 21st August 2022

One small step for man, one giant pile of rubbish left behind! Man’s dream to reach the stars leaves the world in ruins and disturbs the sleeping dinosaurs. Will they wake up and save planet Earth?

An imaginative adaptation of Michael Foreman’s environmental tale with dancing dinosaurs, fuelled by rock’n’roll. This riotous hour, packed with signature Roustabout silliness, will have you tapping your toes from start to finish!

Age 3+

Shortlisted: Best Theatre for Children, OFFIE Awards 2022. For previous work: “Appealing, engaging fun” ★★★★ The Stage, “Beguilingly epic” The Guardian

September 2022
3rd – Trebah Garden, Falmouth. 11am & 2pm Book tickets
10th – Pickled Pepper Books, Enfield. 2pm Book tickets
11th – artsdepot, North Finchley. 11am & 2pm Book tickets
17th – Valley Arts, Chew Valley. 2:30pm Book tickets
24th – The Spring, Havant. 11am & 2pm Book tickets
25th – Portsmouth Guildhall Studio, Portsmouth. 11am Coming soon

October 2022
9th – Lakeside Arts, Nottingham. 1pm & 3:30pm Book tickets
16th – The Arc, Winchester. 2pm Book tickets
24th – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter. 11am & 2pm Book tickets
25th – Watermans, Brentford, London. 11:30am & 3pm Coming soon
26th – Watermans, Brentford, London. 11am & 2:30pm Coming soon
27th – Watermans, Brentford, London. 11am & 2:30pm Coming soon
29th – Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham. 2pm Book tickets
30th – Forest Arts Centre, New Milton. 2:30pm Book tickets

November 2022
1st – Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Blackwood. 11am & 2pm Book tickets
4th – Theatr Clwyd, Mold. 11am & 2:30pm Book tickets
5th – Theatr Clwyd, Mold. 11am & 2:30pm Book tickets
6th – Barnsley Civic, Barnsley. 2:30pm Book tickets

Rehearsals for ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’, July 2022

“When I wrote, and illustrated, Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish in 1972, it was because of the growing threat to the environment. I never imagined the book would be even more relevant fifty years later, and I am delighted that Toby Hulse and Roustabout are bringing it to a wider audience.”

Michael Foreman

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

Digital Film adaptation

Created by Roustabout | Directed Toby Hulse
Commissioned by Watermans
Performed by Robin Hemmings and Shaelee Rooke

By arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd, a Penguin Random House company

Roustabout are thrilled to present an inventive new adaptation of Michael Foreman’s much loved environmental tale, Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, 50 years after it was first published.

With three episodes to watch, including digital animations, catchy sing-along songs and playful puppetry, this imaginative and exciting adaptation is a timely reminder to people young and old to look after our home, Planet Earth.

Suitable for anyone aged three and over.