65 MILLION YEARS AGO THE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED... AND NOW THEY'RE BACK IN A FANTASTIC, FUN, EASY TO PLAY NEW MUSICAL SUITABLE FOR AGES SEVEN AND ABOVE.
Dinosaur Planet - The PlayIndie legends MJ Hibbett & The Validators have turned their science fiction rock opera Dinosaur Planet into a stage musical and are offering free performance rights to schools, youth groups and amateur dramatic societies.
Dinosaur Planet was released as a full-cast special effects-laden concept album earlier this year to great acclaim from the science fiction community. SFX Magazine called it "Jeff Wayne's new competition", io9.com said it was "the space dinosaurs vs. giant robots rock opera you've been waiting for", and Den Of Geek called it "a ridiculous, charming, delightful oddity".
Now the band would like to see it performed by amateur groups. "I've always thought it would make a brilliant school play, " says MJ Hibbett. "The songs are very easy to play and sing along to, and making the giant robots and space dinosaurs would be a lot of fun! It also contains a lot of educational information, such as the need for good academic research methods, and ways not to get eaten by space dinosaurs."
This new adaptation of the story is based on the two-man musical which MJ and his friend Steve Hewitt have been touring around the country for the past two years. The pair performed this version at the Edinburgh Fringe, Camden Fringe, Green Man and Leicester Comedy Festivals.
The show is available for amateur groups to perform throughout 2013. Anyone who applies will also receive a songbook, videos, artwork, free downloads and a visit by MJ Hibbett (if required). We can also offer professional workshop sessions for schools, provided for by Funsense Theatre.
If you'd like to know more, or to request a copy of the full script, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.