Combining Science Communication with Circus Showmanship, this production reveals the story of our Earth via the rocks beneath our feet. New for 2020, this two-person production has been produced for the museum, heritage and science education market and combines Helen’s graphic design and artistic interpretation skills with Steve’s training as a geologist and love of fossils.
Join The Rock Showman and Floss on a theatrical journey that explores the Geological time. Audiences get hands-on to uncover rocks, minerals, fossils and dinosaurs, but more importantly – to find out what the past can tell us about our future.
Through two unique shows and an immersive mobile museum – the format combines hands-on activity with educational performance. The travelling ‘Showman’s Booth’ is a 6m hexagonal gazebo illustrated with rich design including artistic elements and scientific reference. The accompanying rock, mineral and fossil collection gives the public an opportunity to handle and observe samples that would normally only be seen behind glass in Museums.
SHOW 1 – The Sound of Rock
Classification of Rocks, Minerals and Fossils – what are they? Where do they come from? And what can they tell us? Combining circus stunts, geological samples and rock music to explore objects that have been pulled out of the ground for millennia.
SHOW 2 – The Time Show
Rocks tell us about past times, but they can also tell us about where we are now and what might happen in the future. This show explores Geological time, evolution of the earth and explores the Carbon Cycle and why it is important to the future of our planet and its species.
The Greatest Show UnEarthed can be presented in indoor and outdoor formats and is suited to a wide audience age.
It fosters a curiosity in the world underneath our feet and inspires enquiring minds to ask questions about the past and our possible futures.