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The Alley gears up for a feast of science fun

11 February 2022
The Alley Theatre are proud to announce they will be a host venue for the Northern Ireland Science Festival from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th February.  
The varied programme includes sci –fi adventure for film buffs, comedy and a music and science show for kids.
Starting on Friday 25th February, the 1980’s cult classic ‘Back to the Future’ will be shown on the big screen with tickets priced at just £4. 
Grab your popcorn and join us in this classic sci-fi adventure where eccentric inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends his young friend, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), 30 years into the past. 
While stuck in the 1950s, Marty disrupts his parents' destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum completely out of whack. 
The only way back to 1985 now is to get mom and dad to fall in love all over again.  
The following evening on Saturday 26th February, Emer Maguire is performing in the Alley for her first ever hometown show, fresh from her biggest show yet to a packed out Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Emer flawlessly blends laugh out loud musical comedy, science, and Northern Irish charm. 
Her hilarious brand of musical comedy is combined with snippets of science and fun facts makes for a truly unique comedy performance.
Emer is a four time TEDx speaker, an international award winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC presenter. 
Her debut musical comedy show Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans sold out its entire run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with unprecedented demand.
A relative newcomer on the comedy scene, Emer is Northern Ireland’s brightest new comedy star. In Her Element Back Home is Emer’s first home performance of her biggest show yet, with new songs and big laughs. Tickets are £12, £10 (con)
Finishing off the weekend is a food science show which the kids will love. 
The Most Outrageous Science Show in the World Fartology - Gastronaut Live will be on Sunday 27th February at 12noon and 3pm.  
BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates takes you on an unforgettable, explosive edible adventure exploring the bizarre science behind our food. 
This is a food show like no other: expect vortex cannons, explosions, glowing drinks, edible chemical reactions, colour-changing cocktails and loads of audience interaction in an hilarious and thoroughly educational show. 
Stefan is renowned for his world-class science and food shows so come along and join the fun perfect for kids 5 years and up. Tickets are £10 each
Tickets are available on the Alley Theatre website or call the box office on 028 71 384444 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm).
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