Professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge — the Word Nerd and the Science Freak — will bring their spectacularly chaotic brand of word nerdery and science tomfoolery to The May Wirth (Gluttony) for a strictly limited season of just 5 performances.
Show creator and performer David Lampard says Fringe will be the crew’s only South Australian shows for the year, before they jump back on tour.
By the end of 2023 we will have clocked up over 200 performances across Australia — but Adelaide Fringe is where it all began, and we can’t wait to return!”
During The Alphabet of Awesome Science, 26 wonderfully sesquipedalian words (one for every letter of the alphabet) inspire 26 quirk-tacular science demonstrations — that float, fly, squish, squirt, erupt and explode.
With just 52 minutes on the clock, the professors race through the alphabet in a random order every show — with audiences determining what happens next.
“No two shows are every the same — and that’s really exciting as a performer”, said Lampard.
“Just like the audience, we never know what’s coming next, but we can always guarantee thrills and spills of the messiest and most explosive kind — plus some pretty excellent dad jokes!”
The Alphabet of Awesome Science has won two Weekly Awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival as well as the inaugural ‘Science at the Fringe Award’, presented by Inspiring Australia.
This show is produced by That Science Gang, an award-winning theatre company that creates science-inspired theatre for young people and their families.
The company fosters collaborations between science communicators and theatre creators to produce work that entertains and inspires — helping audiences to better understand and ask questions about the world around them, as well as approach the future with positivity.
That Science Gang’s other show for 2023 will be the vaudeville-inspired biological-musical-comedy You Are a Doughnut, which will be performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival before embarking on a tour across suburban Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Alphabet of Awesome Science will be performed at The May Wirth (Gluttony) March 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 (at 4:30pm).