The Dorset Dinosaur
The true story of young Mary Anning's famous fossil find

  This is the dramatic, real-life story of Mary Anning who, as a little girl, found an enormous fossil of a sea creature no one had ever seen before. What was it?

  Mary Anning will welcome the children to the fashionable, Regency seaside resort of Lyme Regis.

  Using the children as her actors, with set, costume, props and genuine Lyme Regis fossils, they will re-enact her dramatic rags to riches story.

   The children will help Mary to identify, piece together and name the massive Jurassic sea creature she found in the rocks and suggest a name for the creature, eventually called ‘Ichthyosaurus’.

   Dinosaurs, Fossils, Geology, Geography, History, Natural Sciences and Drama rolled into one.

Follow up materials available for this show.

"It was a fantastic show which really brought the story of Mary Anning to life with all the children participating in re-telling it through drama. The children learnt many historical facts and were also able to share their previous class learning. You were engaging and kept all the children focused and on task during the session. The show has really stimulated their interest in our current topic - Jurassic Forest!"
Kate Womersley, St Matthew's Infant School, Surrey.

““The story was exciting and very creatively told. Everyone was smiling. My LSA was absolutely trilled and will be passing on your details to another local school where she is a parent governor!”.
Jennifer Charles, Salusbury Primary School, Kilburn.

This interactive storytelling show lasts one hour.
Suitable for up to120 KS1 or KS2 children in a hall or other large space.