14-15 April 2014
Reviewed by Jo Bennett
The Science Museum Live Energy Show is explosive theatre for curious minds.
I took my 7 year old twin girls to see this show at the Wycombe Swan Theatre in High Wycombe. It was great fun as well as being educational.
The learning team have been creating live shows for years but this was a whole new (plasma) ballgame taking things to a new electrifying level. Different types of energy were explained with fun, humour and lots of explosions. The cast of 3 got plenty of laughs and oooos and ahhhhs.
Among the experiments was hydrogen balloons mixed with oxygen and ignited to cause an explosion and a very Big Bang, a plasma ball and florescent tube which looks like a light sabre, A Van de Graaff generator which explains static electricity and makes your hair stand on end and my favourite that was liquid nitrogen where the lab assistants exploded a bottle and made frozen flowers. Magnets were also used to demonstrate magnetic fields and rockets are fired into the crowd using hydrogen gas and the show finished with real lightning.
With a cast of only 3 people and a computer it was very well written and directed and kept the attention of everyone around, children and adults alike. The set was nicely made to look like an old lab and this show was perfect for the whole family.
I’d rate it 5/5 and say look out for the tour when it comes to your town. A fun and educational show that shouldn’t be missed.
The Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show is currently touring the UK until 3 August 2014. For more information, tour dates or to book tickets click here.
Wycombe Swan, St. Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE | Ticket Office 01494 512 000