16 March 2022


Sam is a happy, dinosaur loving 8-year-old whose world turns upside down after his parents
As he takes himself off to the far end of the school field he meets Alex, a deaf girl with a vivid imagination – and an impressive collection of dinosaurs.

Bonding over boring packed lunches and their favourite fierce T-Rex, the pair form an unlikely
When things at home become too difficult for Sam, Alex whisks him away on an
astonishing adventure to meet the almighty Stan, the gigantic T-Rex at Manchester Museum.

A powerful and poignant new play by Sarah Emmott, Stan celebrates the power of play, the joy
of communication and the positive force of friendship, featuring awesome animated

Think Pixar’s Inside Out meets Night at the Museum, Stan is well worth a visit this spring!

‘A lovely, warm-hearted bear hug of a show’- British Theatre Guide on Declaration
‘Powerful, timely and valuable’- Teacher
‘Exceptional, inclusive, important and joyful’ – Audience Member

Free Workshop: There is a free 30 minute workshop straight after the
performance, where we’ll explore the play's key themes and we will collectively
create letters to the characters using the strength and bravery we have all
gained from our friend, Stan the T-Rex. This workshop has been made with both deaf and hearing
children in mind and will be BSL Interpreted. Children can get involved as much
or as little as they would like.

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