Camden Fringe Review: School For Gifted Children

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Camden Fringe Review: School For Gifted Children

Robin Ince's School for Gifted Children delivers an entertaining combination of popular science authors, comedians and musicians that celebrates knowledge and rewards the curious. This is the ideal show for those who look forward to Christmas because the Royal Institution Lectures are on the television.

Among the many features of the show are Marcus Chown presenting his awards for unsung physics heroes, Simon Singh revealing the secrets of the universe by electrocuting a gherkin and Gavin Osborn's haunting melodies about Archimedes, astronomy and comic book conventions.

And if you want to discover the secret to saving on your gym membership and making your daily tube commute infinitely more fun we thoroughly recommend you go along tonight to hear Andrew Collins deliver a lesson in secret dancing. We think this should definitely be part of the controversial Strictly Come Dancing revamp.

Ince himself comperes the evening with his characteristic barely contained rage at ignorance in all its forms, which makes us very excited about his own show on the Fringe starting Saturday 8th August.

By Liz Bickerdike

Camden Fringe runs until 30th August. All tickets £7.50. Check out other Fringe coverage on Londonist.

Last Updated 04 August 2009