Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science

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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. Sponsored by: Methanex Supported by: Creative New Zealand

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109 Powderham Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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All Ages

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$49
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$44
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$44
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$44
General admission
$49
Premium
$44
Premium friend
$44
Premium restricted view
$44
General admission

Sat 19 Aug, 2:00 p.m.

Staples Rodway Taranaki, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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