Dino show roams town

Carly LadenBroome Advertiser

Broome will have a chance to meet baby dinos and giant prehistoric creatures when the Broome Civic Centre becomes the town’s very own Jurassic Park.

Acclaimed theatre show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo will be coming to town on Monday, August 5, fresh off the heels of tours in the US, UK and Japan.

The show will take audiences into a new dimension of theatre with a wide variety of lifelike, prehistoric creatures, including the Australovenator — a home-grown Megaraptor whose name means “Southern Hunter”.

The Australovenator is the latest addition to the zoo roster and is the most complete meat-eating dinosaur ever unearthed in Australia.

The Broome performance forms part of Country Arts WA’s long-running Shows on the Go program.

Shows on the Go provides support and capacity building initiatives for regional organisations to bring high-quality performing arts to local audiences.

Country Arts WA chief executive Paul MacPhail says the program has been delivering professional, high quality performing arts to regional communities for more than 20 years.

“Lotterywest Shows on the Go continues to be such a success because it is shaped and driven by the regional communities themselves,” he said.

“They choose the shows to suit local tastes then present them with local volunteer support in community venues.

“The tour brings performances, workshops and community engagement activities which support local presenters to develop and engage their audience, creating a more sustainable regional arts sector.”

Shows on the Go is supported by the State Government through Healthway and Lotterywest to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message.

Healthway and Lotterywest CEO Susan Hunt PSM, said promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message through Shows on the Go helped raise awareness about positive mental health and reduce stigmas around mental illness.

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