I wish Helen Arney had been my science teacher at school. Her jaunty, quirky songs about cryogenics, nuclear physics and zoology, performed on a ukulele, would have made those tedious and perplexing double periods captivating and comprehensible. One problem with musical comedy acts at the Fringe is that many do not have the vocal talents to match their witty lyricism, but fortunately, Arney has an excellent pair of lungs, and belted out her factually accurate choruses with confidence and control. I would recommend this show to any adult, regardless of their academic background, if they want to be entertained and informed in equal measure. I do not have a degree in chemical engineering, but I left the auditorium in my element.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 15), 6.15pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Fleming]