Explosions and engineering as science show hits Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 June 2016

Ministry of Science Live will be at The Playhouse.

Ministry of Science Live will be at The Playhouse.

Copyright © Tim Parker 2015

Budding scientists and aspiring astronauts are sure to be inspired when Ministry Of Science Live comes to The Playhouse later this year.

The show includes a range of scientific experiments and explosions as it looks at the ways in which science shapes the world around us. Its aim is to combine the world of education with live experiments and the history of engineering.

It includes flowers frozen with liquid nitrogen, hydrogen bottle rockets and provides an insight into a number of scientific breakthroughs across the years, such as the discovery of methane, the first trips to space and the invention of the barrier.

The 90-minute show is created by the team who adapted popular TV show Brainiac for the stage and takes an anarchic approach to science and communication, with help from the man behind the X-Factor’s voiceover, Peter Dickson.

It also features gripping on-stage experiments, such as the building of a hovercraft and a human cannon.

Ministry of Science Live will be at The Playhouse, in High Street, at 11am and 7pm on October 6.

Tickets, priced £14 for adults, £12.50 for children and £48 for a family ticket, are available from 01934 645544 or online via The Playhouse website.

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