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Monster dinosaur threatens Thames—worse than King Kong!

PUBLISHED: 21:03 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

Walking With Dinosaurs

Walking With Dinosaurs

©2008, Joan Marcus

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back on the Thames waterfront—monster dinosaurs are coming back after 65 million years. Giant Tyrannosaurus Rex and his mates are turning up just a short pterodactyl flight across the river from the Isle of Dogs, you have been warned

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back on the Thames waterfront—monster dinosaurs are coming back after 65 million years.

Giant Tyrannosaurus Rex and his mates are turning up just a short pterodactyl flight across the river from the Isle of Dogs, you have been warned.

The BBC TV series Walking with Dinosaurs is coming to life in a stunning theatrical event at the O2 venue on the Greenwich Peninsular next summer.

Internationally-renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the king of the pre-historic terrain, Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Yes, the greatest creatures ever to walk Planet Earth are treading the reinforced boards in the O2 venue by the Thames foreshore in a dazzling £10 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size.

The story of their 200 million-year domination of life on earth will be unfolded as these giants measuring as high as a four-storey building—with their lifelike ripple of skin and fearsome glint in their eyes—trundle through the arena, roaring at the crowd with enough decibels to melt an ice age.

It threatens to be more spectacular and more terrifying even than King Kong’s appearance in 1930s New York.

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The spectacular runs for 10 performances over five days in 2009: August 5 at 7pm, Aug-6 at 3pm and 7pm, Aug-7 at 3pm and 7pm, Aug-8 (Saturday) at 11am, 3pm and 7pm, and Aug-9 at 11am and 3pm. Tickets at £20 to £35 go on sale on Monday (November 17), bookable on 0844-856 0202, or online at:

www.theo2.co.uk


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