This event happened in the past (2017 edition)

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd

Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, by arrangement with Noel Gay

Event dates

Thu 26 Oct 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 27 Oct 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This is an event from the 2017 edition


The Nerds are back with a brand new tour this Autumn “You Can’t Polish A Nerd”.

Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox.

Don’t miss the “resplendently geeky trio” (The Times) as they put the “oooh” into zoology, the “fun” into fundamental theorem of calculus and the “recursion” into recursion. Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new science, songs, and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full frontal nerdity guaranteed! Contains scenes of multiple recursion.

“Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA” – The Guardian

**** “Great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart” – The Scotsman

**** “The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that’s smart and funny” – The Skinny

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Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October
7.30pm, 90 mins + interval
Venue: Norwich Playhouse
Cost: £16, £14 concessions
Age: 14+