A Flying Photon Science and Comedy show: Lake Mac STEAM Week

Next date: Friday, 19 August 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

A Flying Photon: science and comedy collide in this award-winning show

Go on a glittering and whimsical journey to meet everyone's favourite object in the universe, even if you haven't heard of it: the tiny, tiny photon. Through humour, sequins and stars, uncover a bizarre piece of quantum mechanics that brings us both a sunset and the internet.

Science show meets fringe show in this amalgamated mess of comedy and quantum. There will be experiments, poetry, and a deep dive into some of the best features in the cosmos, including our wonderfully radiating selves.

This is science that sparkles on all levels - from the heliosphere to our own lithosphere - that will have you celebrating colours of light you've never seen.

Just be ready for all the puns. This is enlightening light entertainment after all!

This show won the Adelaide Fringe Festival's Science at the Fringe Award.

Event Details

  • 7:30pm - Doors open
  • 7:45pm- Show commences
  • Running time - 1 hour
  • Cash bar available
  • Suitable for ages 15+

Tickets can be pre-purchased or available at the door, subject to availability

  • General admission: $30
  • Lake Mac Arts Member: $27 - visit Lake Mac Arts to join and access great discounts

About Rayner Explainer

Rachel Rayner is a science communicator, writer and performer who has contributed to projects throughout Australia, Vietnam, the USA and South Africa. She gets passionate about the strangest things, like light striking a glass, or the wires in a charging cable. New facts are so desirable and delicious! Here, she wants to channel this sense of wonder into artistic settings, like in the latest show, A Flying Photon – because everyone should give a flying photon about the world around them.



"Humorous and factual, with moments of genuine wonder." - the AU Review

“Do yourself a favour – you’ll laugh and learn at the same time.” - Dr Karl

"Rachel gives us something special. She shows how science can merge with theatre and poetry to offer information and entertainment at the same time." - Paula Benson, Weekend Notes

“Rachel Rayner, Science Explainer, fuses physics with theatre and comedy in a glittering journey beyond the edges of the visible spectrum." Rachel Mead, In Daily

“Let Rayner Explainer blow your mind so you can give a Flying Photon about the universe." - Clare Peddie, The Advertiser

"Very rarely have I had the opportunity to say I walked away from a comedy show smarter than when I walked in, but that’s the gift Rayner gives you." - Naomi Gall, The AU Review

Venue Information

We are committed to delivering quality cultural experiences in the safest way possible. By booking a place at one of our programs you agree to adhere to our COVID Safety guidelines, as directed by NSW Health. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/

Council reserves the right to cancel the event if deemed unsafe.

The Warners Bay Theatre can be accessed via a ramp on Lake St and flat entry once inside the building. The venue has accessible toilets and accessible parking is available out the front on Lake Street.


  • Friday, 19 August 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM


Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba, 39 Lake Street, Warners Bay 2282  View in Google Maps

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