'Knit Me A Dinosaur'

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'Knit Me A Dinosaur'

Photo of Knitting Knitwit by Matt From London
Are you a speedy knitter? Would you like your woollen creations to take centre stage in a one-night only special feature at the National Theatre? Then get your needles out and cast on because performer Matthew Robins needs your help.

Matthew Robins makes animated stories and will be presenting his 'Shadow Operas' featuring Flyboy

unpopular at school, mocked by his peers and dealing with the unrequited affection of a giant robot, while his friend Mothboy is busy knitting a lovely new spaceship for them.

New episodes from the series will be shown on Fridays, performed in front of and projected onto the National Theatre Flytower, followed by a double-bill of Robins' work on Saturdays. For the double-bill on Saturday 15 August, he needs knitted dinosaurs for a new show scheduled for that night - because the show is about dinosaurs and knitting.

So if you're up for the challenge, get knitting and bring your dinosaur to the National Theatre on Saturday 15 August for 9.45pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best dinosaurs, and you'll get to be part of Robins' work as well as the National Theatre's annual outdoor Watch This Space festival. Go to the Watch This Space page about Matthew Robins for more information on his Flytower films and his dinosaur requirements. And see what else takes your fancy in the always fantastic Watch This Space programme.

Last Updated 05 August 2009