Go on a glittering and whimsical journey to meet everyone's favourite object in the universe, even if you haven't heard of it: the tiny, tiny photon. Through humour, sequins and stars, uncover a bizarre piece of quantum mechanics which brings us both a sunset and the internet.
Science show meets fringe show in this amalgamated mess of comedy and quantum. There will be experiments, poetry, and a deep dive into some of the best features in the cosmos, including our wonderfully radiating selves.
This is science that sparkles on all levels - from the heliosphere to our own lithosphere - that will have you celebrating colours of light you've never seen.
Just be ready for all the puns. This is enlightening light entertainment after all!
"Humorous and factual, with moments of genuine wonder." - the AU Review
This show won the Adelaide Fringe Festival's Science at the Fringe Award
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, dates and times can change at short notice.
7:30pm, Friday 19 August 2022 (one show only)
Warners Bay Theatre
Canberra - joint show with Phil up on Science
7:00pm, Sunday 21 August 2022 (one show only)
Ticket details coming soon
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“Do yourself a favour – you’ll laugh and learn at the same time.” - Dr Karl
"Rachel gives us something special. She shows how science can merge with theatre and poetry to offer information and entertainment at the same time."
Paula Benson, Weekend Notes
“Rachel Rayner, Science Explainer, fuses physics with theatre and comedy in a glittering journey beyond the edges of the visible spectrum."
Rachel Mead, In Daily
“Let Rayner Explainer blow your mind so you can give a Flying Photon about the universe."
Clare Peddie, The Advertiser
"Very rarely have I had the opportunity to say I walked away from a comedy show smarter than when I walked in, but that’s the gift Rayner gives you."
Naomi Gall, The AU Review
39 Lake Street, Warners Bay New South Wales 2282, Australia
Friday, 19 August 2022
7:45pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Sunday, 21 August 2022
This will be a science show merge with Phil up on Science's musical talents - a special one off event for National Science Week!
Developed for Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, this show introduced the world to the slightly mad Polly Etheleen. A total plastiphile, Polly will help you keep plastic moving through the circular economy.
Part of a series of short 'stand-up' acts, this was a hilarious combination of the daggiest science jokes you've ever heard and beautiful, enlightening facts.
The sold-out Adelaide Fringe show was brought to Sydney for two shows only! Wiggle your way through the electromagnetic spectrum to find out just how amazing our Universe is.
Debuting at Adelaide Fringe, 2021, A Flying Photon was greeted with raving reviews and sold out shows.
Since 2011, Rachel has written and performed science shows around the world, on topics such as deep ocean animals, mechanical machines, human biology, and the forces of nature.
Funny, entertaining and full of wonderful facts, shows are a great way to engage your audiences. To discuss a show that fits your topic, event or venue, get in touch!