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Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness (Isa Bonachera)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

Like many of us when we were kids, Isa Bonachera dreamed of going to space. Unlike many of us, she attempted to do something about it. Her show chronicles her many years spent in astrophysics in an attempt to reach the final frontier, covering everything from her complex fantasies involving the movie ‘Armageddon’ to her work at the Large Hadron Collider. She’s a charming host with a gift for the unexpected one-liner, and it’s a relief to see that despite years in the drudgery of academia, her genuine love for science hasn’t deserted her. It becomes a show that’s largely about how hard it can be to find your place; Bonachera’s infectious enthusiasm indicates that she has happily found hers.

Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]