Monday, 24 May 2010

Science & Seance

On Saturday 15th May the Strolling Players performed 'The Tables Turned' to a packed house at the Museum of the History of Science. Many thanks to all at the Museum for their invitation to participate in the 'Science & Seance' night.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Saturday, 15 May 2010, 19:00-23:00
Special Event: Science and Seance

The European Night of Museums:

Science and Séance
Saturday 15th May, 7-11pm

Explore the history of science and spiritual communication – from Renaissance conversations with angels to Guglielmo Marconi’s 20th-century experiments. Full programme:

7.15 – talks:
“John Dee in conversation with angels”, Dr Stephen Johnston
"Converted by a Princess": Marconi and the Spirits, Dr Jim Bennett

8pm - ‘The Tables Turned’ – film and dramatic discussion by The Strolling Players

9pm – Blithe Spirit – a showing of the 1945 film adaptation of Noel Coward’s play.

Admission free

Further details here.

Whipple Library, University of Cambridge

The Whipple Library in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, has a special display on Adventures in the unknown: mesmerism, spiritualism and the supernatural. Click on the image for further information.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Upcoming performances

The Strolling Players will be performing once again as part of the 'Night at the Museums' event in Oxford. We will put on 'The Tables Turned' at the Museum of the History of Science, on Saturday 15th May.

We are also participating in a workshop at the Museum on 24th June, on 'Science or non-science?'

Watch out for further details of both of these events soon.


The Strolling Players are featured in the lead article of the February 2010 issue of Viewpoint: Newsletter of the British Society for the History of Science, which also includes an exclusive extract from the 'Tables Turned' script.

All dressed up and nowhere to go...

Yesterday the Strolling Players visited the Royal Society, where we were booked to run two performances of 'The Tables Turned' to school groups. Unfortunately - and to the frustration of the Royal Society education team as well as ourselves - neither of the groups turned up.

To lose one school group may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two...

We did, however, manage to record a podcast about the role-play, which will be made available here soon.

Photos of the day are on our Flickr pages.