Seymour Centre presents

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

18 - 20 May 2022

Past Event

A scientific race through the alphabet — where awesome words inspire awesome science!

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises.

Professor Lexi Con has curated a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each word providing Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping-off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.

Together, this dad joke-quipping, prank-pulling pair of polished professors strut their stuff in a performance that’s equal parts explosive, messy, spectacular, hilarious, fascinating and gross.

And if things weren’t exciting enough, every show is completely different, with audiences determining the order in which the letters are revealed and explored. Plus, did we mention, this is a race? The plucky pair of professors have just 52 minutes to complete their alphabetical, scientifical countdown. That’s just two minutes per experiment!

Will they make it in time...?

Brace yourself for an immersive hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (and award-winning!) chaos!


Image credit: Scott Reynolds

"This is one of the best children's shows I have seen; well-produced, exciting and educational..."
Stage Whispers
"A must-see show that sets the standard for educational family fringe entertainment."
The Advertiser

Writer and Director David Lampard
Lighting Designer Mark Oakley
Voice Over Artists Sharon Robertson and Rodney Hutton
Sound Designer Rodney Hutton
Stage Manager Amanda Rowe
Cast David Lampard and Emma Bargery 

$22 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $22 for each additional teacher.

Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 23 Mar 2022.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 1 to 6:
Stage 1
Science and Technology, Creative Arts, English.
Stage 2 Science and Technology, Creative Arts, English.
Stage 3 Science and Technology, Creative Arts, English.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here.

Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include individual and group lesson activities covering the characters, language, and science featured in the show. 

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2022 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and this event will have strict COVID-Safe policies in place, guided by public health and University of Sydney advice. 

Most notably, if you and any other patrons on your booking are 16 or older, please ensure you are able to demonstrate proof of double vaccination or medical exemption if requested. Our staff may ask to sight this at the door. In addition, face masks are highly recommended for patrons over 12. 

Please also be advised that at present, this event will be open to 100% seated capacity. Please consider your comfort levels before booking as you may be seated alongside other booking groups.

You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Please note that QR code check-in upon entry is no longer required. 

Everest Theatre

Wed 18 May 10am, 12:30pm
Thu 19 May 10am, 12:30pm
Fri 20 May 10am, 12:30pm

60 minutes (no interval). 

School student $22
Teacher $22*

$6 transaction fee applies.

Please note only one Dine & Discover voucher can be used per transaction. Multiple Parents NSW vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Dine & Discover and Parents NSW vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Please find instructions here on how to redeem your vouchers online.

*One teacher free per 10 students; $22 for each additional teacher.

Contains haze smoke and use of a smoke machine. Flash photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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