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Science and sorcery collided across Yorkshire last Christmas as Cinderella and her dog Buttons attempted to make their own happy ending; they had to use imagination, bravery, and the ability to learn lots of physics very fast. Live experiments met music, comedy and puppetry in our pantomime with a difference. Get in touch to enquire about next years Theatre of Science Pantomime.
Photons and Phantoms took place during the Festival of Ideas 2019. We went to a haunted church to see how light tricks us into seeing ghosts, used some Bettys macarons to study rainbows, and took a trip to where Guy Fawkes was baptised to watch gunpowder in action! Get in touch to book a private tour. And look out for the Science Tour of York 2020!
Theatre of Science and children's theatre company Hoglets are on an adventure to find a new planet! Using drama, astronomy, science experiments and a lot of imagination, we journey beyond the solar system in this workshop to explore where humans might live next. An interactive guide to exoplanets, with a positive environmental message. Suitable for earthlings aged 5—14.
This puppet show took place at Deershed Festival 2019, guiding children and adults through the events leading up to the moon landings. From Chinese legends to flying dogs, monkeys and the dark side of the moon, there's a colourful character and a new space ship at every turn!
Lara Stafford left Manchester University in 2003. “Manchester’s great for physics isn’t it Miss?” say her A-level science students. “Yes”, she replies. They do not need to know she studied Drama the first time round. Eventually a love of physics and a desire to have a job led her to a Science degree and she trained as a teacher. Now with first class honours in both theatre and science and a wasted youth spent working in The York Dungeon, she delivers projects intended to inspire young people towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Hoglets Theatre Company run drama and storytelling classes that bring storytime to life – taking drama performance skills and applying them to the telling of tales. They also produce original theatre shows for babies, toddlers and their parents or carers.
The Institute of Physics is the professional body promoting physics in the UK and Ireland. They aim to inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.
The Festival of Ideas was created to enhance York’s reputation as a city of ideas and innovation through offering the highest calibre of public events to local, regional and visitor audiences.