The Enlightenment Cafe
Daily Event: 7:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
THE ENLIGHTENMENT CAFÉ at
THE OLD VIC TUNNELS
In the depths of The Old Vic Tunnels find The Enlightenment Café a Victorian world for aesthetes, geeks, bon-viveurs and enquiring minds. Do the rounds at a Victorian Psychiatric Clinic, be schooled in the science of love at the Institute of Victorian Dating Etiquette, experiment with the inebriating alchemy of Gin Distillation and flaunt your wits in a Speed Debating Tournament. Deeper still discover a series of laboratories and dens where people can congregate and be Enlightened.
A Theatrical Wonderland of Scientific Exploration!
Dates and Times are as follows:
Thurs 31st May, 19:00 - 23:00
Fri 1st June, 19:00 - 02:00
Sat 2nd June, 19:00 - 02:00
Sun 3rd June, 19:00 - 23:00
Meet The Minds
PRESS NIGHT HOST
Quentin Cooper - Presenter of BBC Radio 4′s The Material World, the UK’s most listened to science programme
THE ENLIGHTENMENT CAFÉ TEAM
Joanne Baker - Author of ’50 Universe Ideas You Really Need To Know’ and Astrophysicist
Claire Benson - Fire and Explosions Scientist
Stuart Clark – Author of the ‘Sky’s Dark Labyrinth’ series and Astronomer
Kathryn Harkup – Chemist, Vampirologist and Poison Scientist
Tim McInerny – Psychiatrist and adviser on Bedlam at the Globe
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE
Alex Bellos - Author of ‘Adventures in Numberland’ and Mathematician (THURS & FRI)
Perhaps Contraption – An astonishing, twisted brass, art punk marching band (FRI & SAT)
Les Moineaux de Paris - A Quartet performing French chansons (THURS & SUN)
Andy Holding – Molecular Biologist and Skeptics in The Pub regular (FRI & SAT)
Helen Keen – Comedian and Space Enthusiast (THURS & SUN)
Paolo Viscardi – Natural History Curator and Mermaid Anatomist (SAT & SUN)
Plus the usual denizens of The Enlightenment Café...
The Old Vic Tunnels
LAStheatre is an award-winning theatre company that specialises in creating interactive & immersive experiences; ranging from ambitious theatrical productions, to festival nonsense and one off events. We create worlds (big and small) with our audience – transforming spaces through play and adventure, spirit and imagination. Ultimately, we aim to leave a legacy with our audience: the newfound confidence to make believe anywhere.