#PULSE16 – 600 People

Performed on Sat 4 Jun


Stand-up meets astrophysics in an entertaining and deceptively simple show about huge ideas and what it means to be human

Presented by Third Angel
Written & Performed by Alexander Kelly
Inspired by conversations with Dr Simon Goodwin
Directed by Rachael Walton

“We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…”
So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y'know, anyone out there? Alex talked to an astrophysicist to find out. This is what he learned: Stellar Wobble. The Mirror Test. Fermi’s Paradox. Enhanced humans and murderous dolphins.

Stand-up meets astrophysics in this entertaining and deceptively simple show about huge ideas, exploring the stories we tell to understand our place in the cosmos, and what it means to be human.

“Wow! Completely stunning!” “Genuinely mind-boggling!” audience reaction

Originally commissioned for Northern Elements, a development programme funded by Arts Council England and managed by ARC, Stockton Arts Centre.

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