Dino-mania appears to be back in Birmingham this summer, and not just because of the latest installment in the Jurassic World film franchise or because Dippy the Dinosaur is on tour in the city!

From today, some of the most well-known, interesting and predatory dinosaurs will be once again roaming the earth – specifically Birmingham -as the BBC brings its award-winning television show Walking with Dinosaurs to life in a £15 million live extravaganza.

The intimidating Tyrannosaurus Rex, commonly known simply as the 'T-Rex'Adam Yosef
The intimidating Tyrannosaurus Rex, commonly known simply as the ‘T-Rex’

Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular kicks off at Arena Birmingham this evening, and will be shocking and amazing audiences for three days until Saturday.

Based on the popular television series, the show will be helmed by Countryfile presenter Michaela Strachan, who is playing a paleontologist called ‘Huxley’. Strachan’s previous work with animals includes presenting Springwatch and The Really Wild Show.

Seen by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, audience will be captivated, amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before their eyes.

The television version of the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs has been seen by over 9 million peopleAdam Yosef
The television version of the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs has been seen by over 9 million people
BBC presenter Michael Strachan will be helming the live production as presenter and character paleontologistAdam Yosef
BBC presenter Michael Strachan will be helming the live production as presenter and character paleontologist

Unlike the digital CGI dinosaurs often seen in the TV version of Walking with Dinosaurs, the live version recreates the extinct animals using animatronics and actors, ensuring a more immersive experience with real live moving replicas of the prehistoric beasts right in front of the audience.

The £15m updated production features new, state of the art technology, showcasing detailed and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research, with some species having feathers for the first time.

The dazzling production features the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 18 life-size creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Raptors, and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus-rex!

Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular recreates dinosaurs using animatronics and actorsAdam Yosef
Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular recreates dinosaurs using animatronics and actors
Michaela Strachan is currently a presenter on BBC Countryfile and SpringwatchAdam Yosef
Michaela Strachan is currently a presenter on BBC Countryfile and Springwatch

The nearly two-hour show explores and charts the evolution of dinosaurs and depicts scenes of tense interactions between dinosaurs. Marvel at the story of their 200-million-year reign on earth, as the continents split and the show transitions from the Triassic to Jurassic eras. Watch them walk, hear them roar, and see their fight for survival and supremacy depicted in almost cinematic realism.

Eighteen different dinosaurs across nine species will come to life, including the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period, the Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period and of course the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Walking with Dinosaurs  – The Arena Spectacular is on at Arena Birmingham between Thursday 26th – 29th July 2018. For tickets, click here.

Walking with Dinosaurs is on at Arena Birmingham, formerly the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Walking with Dinosaurs is on at Arena Birmingham, formerly the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Family tickets available on 7pm performances, subject to availability. Please note Michaela Strachan will appear at all performances with the exception of 11am shows.

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