Alice in Psychland Shows

Curioser & Curioser

Have you ever had a light-bulb moment…that wonderful rush of insight/flash of imagination and inspiration that – pazaaz! – seems to magically come from nowhere? During this show, take part in some thinking games, ponder the pros and cons of eating neuro-enhancing cake,  and try out an activity called a “remote associates test” that psychologists use when scanning people, to explore where insight and creativity are created in the brain. Psychexcite will transport you to Psychland to learn how live human brains get inspired, think creatively and make decisions. 

Eat me! Drink me!

With your help, during this show we will demonstrate how we might all have the potential to hear colors, feel sounds and taste shapes, which is what happens for people with synaesthesia.  At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, come along to learn more about your senses and  discover the wonderful topsey-turvey world of synaesthesia.  Join us for a replication of a real psychology experiment involving cake and tunes, to explore the extent to which you might be synaesthetic. Learn more about how synaesthesia may enhance your life.

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!"

We all feel stressed out sometimes. Alice certainly seemed to experience stress as she found herself tumbling down the rabbit hole. What parallels can we draw from Alice’s experiences with our lives? How can Psychology help us to understand how to manage stress effectively? This interactive Stress Panto will explore what Positive Psychology can tell us about what stress is, how it manifests in our bodies and how we can use it to help us. Those members of the audience with theatrical aspirations will be invited to help act out the human stress response on stage!