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The Show

Join budding scientist Jina as she seeks her way out of the forest helped by some of history’s amazing female scientists and mathematicians. Digital-coder rapper Ada Lovelace, glamorous inventor Hedy Lamarr, and ‘radiating’ Marie Curie are amongst those empowering Jina with scientific gifts of curiosity, courage, creativity, persistence and open-mindedness, to help her get home and become the best scientist she can be!

From rap to musicals, mesmerising puppetry and humour, this online show featuring history’s super-STEM women will inspire and entertain everyone.

Running Time: 55 mins (no interval)  |  Suitable for all ages 8+

Highlights

  • Stellar quartet of shadow puppet astronomers Hypatia, Caroline Herschel, Mae Jemison, Wang Zhenyi;
  • The search for Nelloptodes gretae (Greta Thunberg’s beetle) with entomologist Maria Sybilla Merian;
  • Mathematician and computer scientist Ada Lovelace’s introduction to coding and algorithms through rap;
  • Marie Curie’s atom patter song;
  • Film star Hedy Lamarr, inventor of the origins of Bluetooth and GPS.

Cast

  • Ruth Calkin, Nix Wood (puppeteers)
  • Nadine Benjamin, Jessica Gillingwater, Abigail Kelly, Susan Moore (singers).
  • Introducing Eloise Eisenberg and the I Can Sing! Children’s Chorus
  • With the STEM Sisters Band directed by Jenny Gould