“The Wee Windes gave way to Garfunkel’s Coffee House some years ago and we’ve slowly moved away from the long hours flyering. As we get older we just don’t have the legs for it anymore…”
WHO: Rhys Morgan: Performer and co-writer.
WHAT: “Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology! Magicians, time-travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona-fide, legitimately qualified scientists and now are bringing their knowledge to the stage! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills! ‘This is magic at its very best’ **** (EdinburghFestivalsforKids.com). ‘Hugely Talented’ **** (Daily Mirror). ‘Superbly crafted’ **** (Stage).”
WHERE: Assembly George Square – Gordon Aikman Theatre (Venue 8)
WHEN: 16:30 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
We’ve been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe as performers since 2007 with only one year off (last year as it happens). When we started out we used to spend six hours a day standing outside the Wee Windes on the Royal Mile handing out our flyers to anyone who walked past. The Wee Windes gave way to Garfunkel’s Coffee House some years ago and we’ve slowly moved away from the long hours flyering. As we get older we just don’t have the legs for it anymore…
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
Taking a year off from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 was brilliant. We had time to sleep, eat properly, and not worry about how our show was going. It also gave me personal time to train for my first ever marathon. I ran the London Marathon in April raising money for my local branch of Samaritans (which I also volunteer for). It was an amazing experience and gave me a new perspective on a lot of things including how to take the pressure of the Fringe with buckets full of good cheer.
Tell us about your show.
We’ve been magicians for the last decade but before we ran away to join the circus we were science teachers. Very well qualified science teachers who loved educating kids about science and so we decided that it was about time we stopped squandering our degrees and training! So ‘Unbelievable Science’ was born, all about the scientific method with the hope that families who see it will be stimulated into looking more into what science actually is. In the age of ‘so called experts’ we want to help make ‘expert’ a respected, fantastic title again.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Foxdog Studio: Tomorrow’s Office – Just brilliantly innovative technology and funny as heck comedy. Jonny & The Baptists Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards – Crying with laughter, happiness, and significant feels. Matt Parker: Humble Pi – fascinating and funny, all about maths gone wrong. Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk – A show all about risk, EdFringe is all about taking risks on shows so get to it!
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