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The Alphabet Of Awesome Science (That Science Gang)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

Professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge come onstage promising us ‘big words and explosions’. And, to be fair, that’s exactly what we get. Having frittered much of their opening eight minutes on a (somewhat underwhelming) song, they leave themselves 52 minutes to skip through the alphabet, one fancy word and one scientific experiment at a time, two minutes apiece. It’s ambitious, breathless, and cleverly done, as Lexi’s word explanation gives Noel a little time to set up the next experiment. It’s all very tight, both in timing and delivery. If anything, a little too much so – the pace is relentless – but there is an impressive payload of information unloaded on young minds amongst a giddy array of visual spectacle.

Underbelly George Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | Bruce Blacklaw