If you are a little bored of the “run of the mill” theatre for kids and are looking for something a little different and exciting, you simply HAVE to go to the Energy Show at the Science Museum. Do NOT be put off by the fact that this is “Science”… yes it IS science, but it is lots of fun stuff. I would say a quirky play first, with science a close second. It is funny, exciting and there are LOTS of big bangs and explosions. Brilliant! And the best bit about it, is that the show is now on tour across the UK.
This is in fact the second time we have gone and this time we had Dad along with us… I watched him closely as he chuckled and gasped away at the shenangigans going on stage. The Girl now 4, was still a little timid at times, but joined in with all the clapping, hurraring and “wake up i-stein”-ing.
Synopsis: students Phil and Anabella have been set the task to demonstrate and explain the 9 energy sources to the audience. If they fail to do so, they will fail their exams. Phil and Anabella are total opposits, Phil is chaotic, cheeky and inquisitive and Anabella, likes to follow the rules. By the end their characteristics rub off on each other, resulting in a successful team. Their experiments are assited by Bernard (who can’t talk and loves Anabella) and i-Stein a computer animated version of Einstein who helps explain some of the Science in a simple and approachable manner.
Take a peak at the preview:
Did my husband have enjoyed it? Yes he did! All the adults in the audience seemed to have a blast.
Did the kids at the theatre enjoy it? I would say all kids 6yrs + really enjoyed it (we went with 11 & 12 yrs old friends, who were TOTALLY enthralled). Younger kids MAY get a little frightened (well it is MEANT to be exciting).
Likeability of characters – 10/ 10 (4 very good characters)
General story line – 10/10 (the story line is simple – the protagonist have been set the task to demonstrate and explain the 9 energy sources)
The Ending – 10/10 (it certainly went with a bang!)
I think this an absolute must see for theatre and show goers – regardless of age, fun and entertaining AND you learnt some great basic principles of science! Brilliant.
Disclosure: we were invited to come and see the show as a family.