[CHILDREN’S/COMEDY – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ~ IRL]
Gluttony – The Bally, Sat 16 Feb.
The wonder of science can indeed seem like magic, especially if you don’t know the tricks or haven’t seen them before. And the little ones within the audience were quite wide-eyed at the results of the experiments. However, Mr 8 sitting next to me was heard to mumble, “I’ve seen that on YouTube!” …such is the perils of information and communication these days.
Certainly, it was quite cool seeing general household items being combined in such a way to make mini volcanoes or Unicorn vomit! And the balloon tricks by Irish comedian and scientist, Donal Vaughn, were very good! Along the way there is a positive stream of banter, mostly about the materials or the demonstration, plus the occasional little jokes and asides, but he didn’t leave the adults out, cracking a few jokes for us too!
At times, our Mr Science didn’t appear quite on top of his game, but nonetheless the show continued to go on with gags, audience volunteers and spectacular – often with quite messy results. The willing helpers really enjoyed getting to wear a lab coat and being addressed as Professor So and So. Sadly a little over half way our Mr Science, continuing to be unwell and despite some water to drink gifted from the audience, kept deteriorating. It was hot in the tent and fresh from an Irish winter, he was overwhelmed and had to retire. I’m hoping he’ll be back on his feet soon, giving his best to the audience. I wonder if some of his magic kitchen elixirs might help him feel better?
Science Magic continues at Gluttony – The Bally from 2.30pm until Sun 17 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.