By Chrissie Gittins.
On New Year's Eve 1854, twenty-one leading scientists sit down to a sumptuous seven-course banquet, served in the plaster cast mould of a prehistoric beast.
They are celebrating the creation of 33 life-size dinosaurs in the new Crystal Palace Park.
Mary Anning....Suzanna Hamilton
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins....Philip Franks
Professor Richard Owen....Christian Rodska
Mrs King....Tina Gray
Francis Fuller....Chris Serle