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Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science

Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science

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  • Sat 19 Aug ’17, 2:00pm


Staples Rodway Crystal Palace, Puke Ariki Landing, 12 Ariki St, New Plymouth, New Plymouth


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $49.00
  • Premium friend: $44.00
  • Premium restricted view: $44.00
  • General admission: $44.00

New Zealand’s most famous scientist slips off the 100 dollar bill and into a lecture theatre nearly 80 years after his demise.

In a solo show for everyone, the Nobel prize-winner is played by Kiwi actor Nic Sampson, who has been called the “hardest working man in NZ television”.

Ernest Rutherford is portrayed as a thoroughly likeable chap, who regales audiences with stories including the globe-spanning tale of how he came to split the atom.

Entwined into this sometimes absurd and hilarious lecture is a love story. Like the atoms he split, Rutherford is torn between his two loves, his wife Mary and his “mistress” science.

Sampson, who wrote the play, has a solid comedy pedigree as a Billy T nominee, a writer for both TV3’s Jono and Ben and Funny Girls and a regular at Auckland’s SNORT improv.

“An evening with Ernest Rutherford is hugely fun, surprisingly sweet... Perfect for a first date.” - Metro magazine

To the point: Ernest Rutherford comes to life/solo show/absurd and hilarious/facts and fiction/comedy writer.

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Supported by: Creative New Zealand

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