Capturing shadows and building a hovercraft

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, please keep your head firmly on your shoulders and your arms and legs inside the ride at all times! That’s the advice from the Ministry of Science Live which is set to explode on to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage on October 10.

This new production of the out-of-the-ordinary science show, which wowed Norfolk audiences in 2015, takes an anarchic approach to science communication whilst looking at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in.

As well as seeing a fully-operational hovercraft being built on stage and a human cannon too, audiences will learn about everything from liquid nitrogen frozen flowers to hydrogen bottle rockets, from Buzz Aldrin to Virgin Galactic, from cat food tins to the hovercraft, and from the discovery of Methane to the invention of the battery.

Peter Dickson, the voice of Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor, will help guide the audience on their journey of discovery with a fully engaging, interactive experience that explores energy and engineering using brilliantly designed demonstrations and historical references as a narrative.

Combining stimulating live entertainment with the world of education, the show’s primary aim is to inspire and educate young people through the medium of live theatre.
Launched in 2014, Ministry of Science has become a firm favourite with audiences around the world. The show follows the UK curriculum whilst proving that Science and Engineering is fun for all who attend.

The show is written by Mark Thompson whose creative credits include Writer and Director for Science Museum Live, Guinness World Records OA Science Live, Science Museum Live – The Highlights Show and BBC Hidden World Live. Mark has developed engaging educational programmes and live shows around the world working with organisations such as the British Council, the Eden Project, Mishkat Center for Renewable Energy and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

Judy Foster, communications officer, said: “Ministry of Science Live aims to prove to all ages that science can be great fun, and hopefully it will inspire someone in the audience to become the next great inventor or scientist, whatever their age.”


Ministry of Science – Wednesday 10 October, 1pm & 6.30pm. Tickets £10-£16. Discounts for Friends & Schools. For more info or to BOOK ONLINE