Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Children's Shows (science, family)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology! Magicians, time-travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona-fide, legitimately qualified scientists and now are bringing their knowledge to the stage! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills! 'This is magic at its very best' **** ( 'Hugely Talented' **** (Daily Mirror). 'Superbly crafted' **** (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Cobbled area around the George Square Theatre. If not taking the lift there are about 35 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Lorna Hastings 114 days ago

Slick, engaging & genuinely astonishing! My 6 year-old loved the silliness, and I could hear my 9 year-old absolutely cackling behind me! The scientific explanations were spot on & delivery & chemistry between the pair was brilliant. So, so glad we saw this (& still mind blown by the atom experiment).

Stuart Walker 117 days ago

Funny. Very funny. Megan (age 10).

Amber & Griff 118 days ago

Our five-year-old enjoyed this show (and so did his parents). They do some chemistry, optical and auditory illusions, and physics. They even explain how atoms are mostly empty space, but they keep the science from getting too hargon-heavy. The performers are talented and experienced and have great chemistry between them. There are jokes that all ages can enjoy. My only suggestion would be to project some of the smaller experiments on a large screen. We sat near the front but I wonder if it was hard to see them in the back.
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Dawn Taylor 119 days ago

Highly recommend this show. Very entertaining and educational too! Kids 11 and 9 loved it,

Grandma 123 days ago

Went with 8 year old. Some very impressive chemical reactions to start with . Good educational content well delivered about atoms which probably went over the heads of 5 year olds. Great fun optical illusions and engaging take on defying gravity. However, my 8 year old would have liked to know more about the cause of the reactions. I doubt a 5 year old would. Some humour made the younger audience laugh but not the older ones. I would suggest Morgan and West (physics and chemistry graduates) decide which age range their show is for. Maybe 8 -11 with less silliness, more impressive experiments with some explanations. Otherwise worth the money and entertaining, especially for kids interested in science and 'magic'.

Tojo 125 days ago

Fantastic show. Haven't taken my kids to Morgan & West before simply because my son finds magic shows frustrating, they're just not his bag, but this seemed a great compromise. Both kids aged 11 & 13 really enjoyed it although I'd say 13 is getting to upper age limit. Moves along at a great pace and very engaging. Highly recommended.

Jennifer Ambrose 129 days ago

If you take your kids to only one show during the Fringe then make it this one. It is fun and educational and the Victorian Magicians are as charming as ever. I would say it is best for primary school aged kids but there were toddlers and teens in the audience too. I only wish the show were longer and had more magic but no doubt we will see them again in future. Sciencetastic!

Rachel 130 days ago

Another great show by the magnificent duo. My daughter and I still enjoy their shows even if she is now 16. They were brilliant, captivating, witty and even though this year they didn't do magic it was worth going to see especially if you enjoy science.
The experiments were brilliant and one a bit shocking that actually gave us goosebumps.

Silvano Dobcross 133 days ago

We took our six and ten-years old. While suitable for both, the older child got the most out it. The younger one enjoyed the bangs and flashes, but the elder is now a science convert. Lovely to meet Morgan and West afterwards.

Susi 135 days ago

Watched one of the preview shows today with my (almost) six year old. Most of the science went straight over his head - would be more suited to a child a few years older - but he enjoyed the show still and there were regular giggles from both of us throughout. Morgan and West delivered their roles in a slick and engaging manner, and came across as highly professional performers. The experiments were interesting and fun. Definitely worth seeing if you have a primary-aged child with an interest in science.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Time travelling magicians, Rhys Morgan and Robert West, met whilst studying at Oxford and in a previous life were both science teachers. Welcoming their large audience into the theatre in their Victorian finery you immediately get the impression this is … Read More...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Time travelling magicians Morgan and West have branched out this year. Their new show sees them celebrating scientific method in a manner that befits two former science teachers. Nattily dressed in their customary Victorian style, they kick off this new family show by presenting a series of chemical reactions –...

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Edinburgh Festival For Kids (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

Colourless liquids transform before our eyes, optical illusions dumbfound us, heads are able to grow and shrink and the humble atom is given centre stage. Science is made ever more appealing and engaging when delivered by this dynamic duo, all presented with the slightest touch of their usual trickery, so we are left suitably bewildered with what we are observing. My curious young science fans were instantly enthralled, and I’ll admit I’ve never seen gravitational forces explained quite so spectacularly !

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Primary Times (5/5 stars) 127 days ago

Science can sometimes be a bit boring... oh the effects are good and the sounds fun, but sometimes the explanations and the demonstrators can make things a bit on the dull side. Not so with Morgan & West... they have taken their penchant for comedy and magic and dragged science into the mix so that you have one very entertaining cocktail that's worth every penny.

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