Helen Keen’s Spacetacular! Brings Space Comedy,
Science And Tin Foil To The West End
And we have three pairs of tickets to give away to winners of this competition.
Fancy an evening out in London with a deliciously geeky difference on Sunday 27 January?
London’s West End isn’t normally thought of as a hotbed of science and exploration, but an out-of-this-world variety show will soon bring a different kind of star performance to the capital’s entertainment district.
Spacetacular! is quite possibly the first stand-up comedy/science/fancy dress/variety/quiz show entirely themed around outer space.
The show is presented by comedian Helen Keen, star of Radio 4’s brilliant space comedy It Is Rocket Science . The evening is co-organised with Matt Brown, editor of Londonist.com, a former editor at Nature and all round space geek.
Acts will include top space scientists, TV presenters, comedians, musicians and others passionate about the exploration of our universe. Already confirmed on the bill are Chris Lintott ( The Sky at Night ), Dr Kevin Fong ( Horizon ), and Hanny Van Arkel, a young Dutch school teacher who in 2007 discovered an entirely new type of astronomical object (now known as Hanny's Voorwerp). Plus there'll be more exciting additions to come. (And we have the Galactic Knights trooping in costume!)
Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in a space costume: anything from full-on fancy dress to a tin-foil wristband. There’s also a unique opportunity to get onstage with an audience show-and-tell, so bring your Millennium Falcon/alien autopsy footage/any other spacey goodness.
Helen Keen’s Spacetacular! runs at Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 27 January 2013. Tickets are now available here .
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Helen Keen began her career by winning the first Channel 4 New Comedy Writing Award. Her 2008 debut solo show, It Is Rocket Science! won the Buxton Festival Fringe Award for Best Comedy Performance and extensively toured the UK & Ireland before being snapped up by BBC Radio 4. It has so far launched two popular and critically acclaimed series, also starring Peter Serafinowicz. Helen has appeared on The Infinite Monkey Cage , as well as guesting on the Uncaged Monkeys live tour, with Brian Cox, Robin Ince, Ben Goldacre & Simon Singh.