Captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology – science and showmanship will collide at a County Durham theatre this month.
After a decade delighting young and old with their award-winning magic shows, Morgan and West are one of the most recognisable conjuring acts on the UK touring circuit. However, the pair hide a dark secret, they are also Oxford University graduates with degrees in physics and chemistry, and fully qualified science teachers to boot.
Their new show Unbelievable Science! celebrates these two passions, combining the duo’s trademark showmanship and silliness with genuine scientific knowledge and a lifelong love of learning.
Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show is coming to the Gala Theatre and Cinema in Durham on Saturday 15 February as part of a nationwide tour.
Audiences can expect fires, explosions, lightening, optical illusions, mass audience experiments and 3D shadow puppets. It is a chance for the whole family to marvel at what science and nature has to offer, ask questions and explore how things work. Ultimately, it is about throwing out the jargon and making science simple, interesting and enormously exciting.
Rhys Morgan, who presents the show with Robert West, said: “Science education has always been an important part of our lives starting with fantastic teachers at school, through our degrees, and into our teaching careers. We’ve been searching for a way to come back to this through our shows and we finally decided to take the plunge, put down the deck of cards and pick up the test tube rack.
“We were always known for our rather irreverent and fun approach to magic, so it’s time to carry that same sense of silliness over to science.
“Unbelievable Science! is a big, flashy, fun, silly, over-the-top extravaganza for all the family to enjoy together. Plenty of explosions, live experiments, optical illusions, and a whole host of nonsense play over a theme of what scientific method is all about and why scientists do things the way that they do.”
Tickets for Unbelievable Science! cost £12 or £10 for concessions. To book, visit www.galadurham.co.uk or call 03000 266 600