Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

stage adaptation

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

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish UK tour Spring 2023. Tickets and dates below. 

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+

“A really fun and engaging family show. I would highly recommend it!” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe for Kids 

“Will put a big smile on your children’s faces” ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Shortlisted: Best Theatre for Children, OFFIE Awards 2022. 

Upcoming tour dates

30 – Southmills Arts Centre, Bishop’s Stortford. 1:30pm Book tickets.

3 – The Gateway Theatre, Seaton. 11am & 2pm. Book tickets
4 – Bridport Arts Centre. 2:30pm Book tickets

11 & 12 – Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank Centre, London. 11:30am & 2:30pm. SOLD OUT!
14 – Merlin Theatre, Frome. 2pm. Book tickets.
24 & 25 – ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton. 11:30am & 2:30pm. Book tickets.

18 & 19 – the egg, Bath. 11:30am & 3pm.
25 – Yate Libary, Yate. 11am & 1:30pm.
26 – Farnham Maltings. 11:30am & 2:30pm.

2 – Taunton Brewhouse, Taunton. 11am & 2pm. Book tickets
3 – Grand Junction, London. 10:30am & 1:30pm. Book tickets
7 – 12 – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. 11am & 2pm (no 11am on 7th). Book tickets
13 & 14 – Greenwich Theatre, London. (2pm on 13th, 11am & 3pm on 14th). Book tickets
16 – Theatre Shop, Clevedon. 2pm. Book tickets.
22 – The Coro, Ulverston. 2pm. Book tickets.
23 & 24 – Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St Annes. Sunday 11am & 2pm, Monday 10am & 1:30pm. Book tickets.
30 – Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton. 2pm Book tickets

13 – The Point, Eastleigh. 3pm.
27 – The Little Lyric, London. 11am & 1pm.
28 – The Lowry, Salford. 1pm & 3pm. 

“The show was BRILLIANT! We really enjoyed it. Sitting there, I felt so proud that my ancient book had played a part in this joyful experience. For me, as an author/illustrator, it was a rare and special treat to feel, at first hand, such a warm and enthusiastic response from parents and children together. Thank you all for bringing the story to life in such a glorious and fun production, I feel deeply honoured.” 

Michael Foreman

Author of ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ and the cast at Southbank Centre, London 2023. © Pete Woodhead

© Craig Fuller

“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

Adapted & Produced by Roustabout Theatre

Funded by Arts Council England


Oliver de Rohan
Robin Hemmings
Shaelee Rooke

R&D Cast

Robin Hemmings
Shaelee Rooke 
Katy Sobey

Creative Team

Writer & Director – Toby Hulse

Designer – Maria Terry

Composer – Robin Hemmings

Lighting Designer – Joe Price

Assistant Director – Rebecca Granger

Production Management – Ed Borgnis

Props, Set, Costume – Bryony Attwood (Costume), Ella Barraclough (Painter), Anna Dixon (Costume), Frankie Dowers (Wings),Tashi Gregorski (Dinosaur Puppet) and Eliza Podesta (Dinosaur Heads).

Stage Manager – Madeleine Coward (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Madeleine Herbert (Autumn 2022 UK Tour)

Producers – Alice Massey & Shaelee Rooke