Rude Science!

Rude science poster
Show Information
Showing on:
Sat 13 April 2024
Approx. 1hr 30mins incl. interval
Mercury Theatre
Age Guidance:
Loud bangs, audience participation, latex balloons, stage fog


The naughtiest, funniest, most revolting science show in the world.

Brace yourselves for TV Gastronaut Stefan Gates’ hilarious, high-tech, highly-explosive new family show, packed with science stunts, spectacular experiments and bizarre props. It’s a thoroughly educational science extravaganza based on the acclaimed book Rude Science: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Science No-one Ever Talks About.

Expect enormous bottoms, fart machines, snot cocktails, vast whoopee cushions, urine-powered fireworks and vomiting mannequins in this celebration of the fascinating bodily science essential to life. The show transforms complex biology, physics and chemistry into educational hilarity using Stef’s signature stunts, spectacular experiments and bizarre props.

Stefan Gates is an award-winning TV presenter and STEM author renowned for his clever, high-octane, highly-educational shows that inspire young audiences to fall in love with science. He has presented over 20 BBC TV series including Incredible Edibles, Gastrolab and Gastronuts and written 13 books including Fartology and Science You Can Eat.

Content to Consider:

Please note demonstrations in this show may include latex balloons, loud noises, flashing lights, edible samples, smells, glycerol/water and theatrical fog.


‘Brilliant! Spectacular, hilarious and packed with fascinating science’*

*Science Festival Head

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