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Festival Of The Spoken Nerd – Just For Graphs (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Sunday 23 August 2015

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Positive experiences involving graphs are generally hard to come by. By creating an hour-long comedy show about graphs, geeky trio Spoken Nerd show that they certainly aren’t afraid of challenge and, impressively, they pull it off. Even the terminally maths-phobic (a class I belong to) will enjoy mathematician Matt Parker’s enthused, beaming delivery, as he makes maths challenges and diagrams into something oddly beautiful. Songstress Helen Arney provides the show’s standout highlight, in the form of a song called ‘Defining Gravity’ – yes, musical fans, it’s what you think it is. I’m more knowledgeable about space and sound waves than I was a day ago, and I’m still thinking about Venn diagrams. I’d call that a success.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]