Theatre, Musical Theatre & Cabaret, Comedy

Stir-fried Science


Tickets $24 - $30

Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct | 1 hour Newtown High School of Performing Arts - Studio
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Michele Conyngham, Patrick Trumper and Alison Carlson are your hosts for “Stir-fried Science'', a cornucopia of science, sketch comedy, songs and even a smidgin of philosophy.

After a year of avoiding Covid-laced sneezes, coughs and associated respiratory droplets, Dramatis Scientificae are back! Following successful seasons in Canberra and Melbourne, Michele Conyngham, Alison Carlson and Patrick Trumper are your hosts for Stir-fried Science, a cornucopia of science, comedy, music and even a smidgin of philosophy.

Are black holes newsworthy? Should menus tell the unvarnished truth? Would you order “Dead leg of cow, brutally slaughtered and tossed in a sirop de cassis” at a PC cafe? Should scientists come down from their ivory tower and break the fourth wall?

Sketch comedy, songs and scientific research sautéed in a nerdy cermedy.

“Michele Conyngham, Phil Dooley and Patrick Trumper add a health lashing of comedy to the [scientific] mix,” says Alex First, from, of DramSci’s Melbourne season last month.

So, if science is your bag, if you like a good laugh, come and see a show about science, full of variety.

Reviews from previous Dramatis Scientificae shows:

“This is a brilliant and entertaining hero’s journey through science, beliefs, fact, dogma and scepticism in the best sense of that word.”

Professor Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre.

“A highly entertaining night of science musical theatre. Mixes silliness with serious food for thought in carefully calibrated measures.”

Dr Subho Banerjee, former Science Policy Deputy Secretary, Australian Government.

“A great play that addresses contemporary issues in society.”

Professor Graham Durant, Director of Questacon, Canberra.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Newtown High School of Performing Arts - Studio
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Performance accessibility:
    Tuesday 27 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Thursday 29 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Friday 30 Sep
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Venue details & accessibility
Newtown High School of Performing Arts - Studio

Corner Whitehorse and Newman Street, Newtown


There is a flat step free entrance. However there are small steps to the right, without tactile indicator or high vis.

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    ...contains many moments of laugh out loud humour... highly entertaining.

    Never have questions about the difference between uncertainty and doubt felt so relevant in regards to the western world’s perceived faith in science.

    • Director – Margie McCrae
    • Performer – Michele Conyngham
    • Performer – Alison Carlson
    • Performer – Patrick Trumper
    • Choreographer – Pete Blackburn
    • Writers – Phil Dooley, Michele Conyngham, Patrick Trumper
    Presented by
    • Dramatis Scientificae
    • Inspiring Australia
    • National Science Week