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It's a race from A to Z in a show where YOU get to choose the order of the alphabet! We never know what's happening next... (which is both thrilling and terrifying!).

Check out some of the photos from our 2021 Adelaide Fringe season below. We'll be posting heaps more pics from our 2022 journey as it unfolds. 

SCIENCE

FREAK

WORD

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FROM A TO Z...

WITH QUIRKY SCIENCE (AND EXPLOSIONS!)

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DURATION

60 minutes

SUITABLE FOR

Ages 5 to 12 (and families)

WRITER / DIRECTOR

David Lampard

STAGE MANAGER

Amanda Rowe

COMPOSER

Mark Simeon Ferguson

SOUND DESIGNER

Rodney Hutton

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Mark Oakley

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises. 

 

Professor Lexi Con has curated a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each word providing Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations – that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.

 

Together, this dad-joke quipping, prank-pulling pair of polished professors strut their stuff in a performance that’s equal parts explosive, messy, spectacular, hilarious, fascinating and gross. 

 

And if things weren’t exciting enough, every show is completely different, with audiences determining the order in which the letters are revealed and explored.

 

Plus, did we mention, this is a race? The plucky pair of professors have just 52 minutes to complete their alphabetical, scientifical countdown. That’s just 2 minutes per experiment! Will they make it in time...?

 

Brace yourself for an immersive hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos!

 
 
Professor Noel Edge

Science Communicator

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FAVOURITE WORD:

Petrichor...

A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

FAVOURITE

SCIENCE FACT:

The worlds biggest living organism is a fungus! The 'Humongous Fungus' (as it has been nicknamed) spans 8.9 square kilometres. It takes up so mush-room! 

Professor Lexi Con

Lexicographer

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FAVOURITE WORD:

Vellichor...

The wistfulness of a second-hand bookshop.

FAVOURITE

SCIENCE FACT:

When compared to silence, music tends to  make your heart beat faster. But that's not all!  Music can also ease pain, lower blood pressure and improve your general mood. So, let's sing, play and dance!

Check out the trailer for our 2022 touring production below!

We'll be adding HEAPS more awesome videos to this page throughout the year. Plus head on over to our That Science Gang Facebook, and YouTube pages, as well as out The Alphabet of Awesome Science Instagram page for more fun alphabetical, scientifical shenanigans.