Dr Bunhead Consults for Christmas at the ComedyDate: 16 November 2004
The West End’s Comedy Theatre will host Dr Bunhead's Recipe for Disaster for a limited Christmas season from 20 December 2004 to 2 January 2005. The family-friendly show enjoyed a successful run at the Assembly Rooms during this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Dr Bunhead (Tom Pringle) brings science to life for children. He avoids jargon and uses everyday objects to illustrate scientific anomalies, one of which is how Special K cereal has the same ingredients as sparklers (with explosive results).
Pringle has written and presented material for the BBC, ITV, Discovery and Disney channels. In his Dr Bunhead incarnation, he’s delivered over 1,000 shows at more than 400 venues worldwide – in Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and the US as well as the UK - with capacity performances at Edinburgh and many other festivals.
Currently at the Comedy, Simon Gray’s play The Old Masters - directed by his long-time collaborator and fellow playwright Harold Pinter and starring Edward Fox and Peter Bowles – finishes its extended season on 18 December (See News, 16 Sep 2004).
In the new year, Dr Bunhead's Recipe will be followed by Whose Life Is It Anyway?, starring Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall in a limited 16-week season from 25 January to 30 April 2005, following previews from 7 January (See News, 27 Sep 2004).
- by Hannah Kennedy