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Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Coming to Bristol & Wells

Splendidly entertaining live theatre with a geeky twist? It can only be the Festival of the Spoken Nerd! The show is run by three comedians, whom are all specialised in a wonderfully nerdy niche. Our hosts are Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney, who all add their own unique touches to the show. If you’re looking for something to tickle your funny bone in the Bristol or Wells area, or you just want to enjoy an evening of nerdery and songs, then read on!

Credit: Rosemary Rance / ADR Creative

Having been made aware of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, I was able to reach out to them to try to find out more. When they spoke to me, they shared the following information:


The Nerds are touring from September to November with an all-new night of science, songs and spreadsheets: “You Can’t Polish A Nerd”.

For just 27 nights, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments guy Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney will be putting the “oooh” into zoology, the “fun” into fundamental theorem of calculus and the “recursion” into recursion.

Credit: Kitty Walker

Since their last tour, you might have seen them on BBC2’s QI, or heard their Radio 4 comedy series Domestic Science. Their most recent live show “Just For Graphs” was seen by 15,000 nerds and non-nerds across the UK, received rave reviews and is available now on DVD and download.

“Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA” – The Guardian
**** “Great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart” – The Scotsman
**** “The nerd show to end all nerd shows” – The List **** “Fantastic and funny… you don’t need to be a ‘nerd’ to enjoy this show” – Broadway Baby
**** “Somewhere between Dave Gorman and The Big Bang Theory lies nerd-heaven… hilarious” – Latest 7

This new show for 2017 is another great night of entertainment and we’re hoping to “spread the nerd” far and wide.

The closest dates to you are: Friday 29th of September at Redgrave Theatre in Bristol Thursday 28th of September at Cedars Hall in Wells.

The full “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” tour schedule with tickets links and interactive map is here.


Credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

If you’re looking for a fun night out for ages 14+, for an event full of nerdy subjects being discussed and sang about, then this is the show for you! If you’re looking for theatre that includes elements of the periodic table, or if you just fancy the fundamental theorem of calculus, then you can grab your tickets now from the following links:

Wells at the Cedars Hall on Thursday 28th September

Bristol at the Redgrave Theatre on Friday 29th September

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