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.

Actor in dinosaur cape, reading script
Two actors in dinosaur costumes playing guitar and saxophone by a tree
Actor singing and jumping while two others play guitar and saxophone

One man’s passionate dream to reach the stars and find his paradise leaves the world in ruins. Can the dinosaurs who sleep deep beneath the surface clean up the mess and save Planet Earth?

From the creators of Luna and This Island’s Mine comes a new stage adaptation of Michael Foreman’s environmental tale, Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish.

A wildly imaginative and riotous retelling of the well-known story with catchy songs, dancing dinosaurs and inventive puppetry. As well as delivering an important environmental message to its young audiences, this vibrant musical show will have you tapping your toes from start to finish!

How we made it

In Summer 2021, Roustabout spent three weeks working with 90 Year 2 students across three primary schools in Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare to develop this brand new stage adaptation.

The students directly contributed to the song lyrics, dance moves and character development, helping us to create a universally appealing show for family audiences. The result is a riotous hour of toe- tapping music and signature Roustabout silliness.

Young children watching  Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish