The Element in the Room: a Radioactive Musical Comedy About the Death and Life of Marie Curie

The Spread Eagle

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Friday 9 September 2016
19:30 - 20:30
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
Over 18

Marie Curie's story is a tale of of glowing powders with extraordinary powers, lives saved and destroyed, and unparalleled achievements in the face of unbelievable odds. Join us for an adventurous musical-comedy-road-movie that follows Marie's real-life journey across the USA to collect a single gram of radium to continue her research.

Featuring incredible scientific breakthroughs, very silly songs and an audience-participation radioactive decay chain, this is an exuberant celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.

Tangram Theatre return to The Spread Eagle with the final instalment in their 'Scientrilogy' of musical comedies. They've previously delighted audiences with Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking and The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)evolutionary theories in the Face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections: Being a Musical Comedy About Charles Darwin (1809-1882), and now they tackle the mother of radioactivity, Marie Curie, in The Element in the Room - a show that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer to critical acclaim.


★★★★ "Utterly accessible and engaging on multiple levels"- The Times

★★★★★ "It's clever, heartfelt and it’s made me the most excited I've been about science in years." - Broadway Baby

★★★★★ "An intelligent, funny and ultimately thought-provoking delight." - Musical Talk

★★★★ "Solidly entertaining as well as gently educational." - Fringe Guru

★★★★1/2  "It's clever, informative and - most significantly - immense fun. The energetic Hinton is a huge talent in terms of both the writing and performing; the script is witty and the songs hilariously catchy"  - Adelaide Theatre Guide


WINNER of the Adelaide Week 3 Critics' Circle Award

WINNER of the ThreeWeeks Editor's Choice Award 2015


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