A standup show with a difference (and some of the animal kingdom's biggest fans)Animal Showoff is a cabaret night with a difference. They’ve invited six researchers from across University College London and other institutions such as Kew Gardens, Zoological Society London and the Natural History Museum to share their passions and enthusiasm about the natural world with members of the public. Putting a microphone in their hand, they'll be given just nine minutes on stage surrounding by the Museum displays to ‘Showoff’ about their chosen animal in fun, irreverent and mischievous ways. For one night only the museum is a theatre stage like no other, with cabinets full of animals as the backdrop.
Encounter all of the animal kingdom in one room at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Founded in 1828, the Grant Museum is one of the oldest natural history museums in the UK and is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species on display are now endangered or extinct, including the dodo, thylacine and quagga. For those night owls amongst you, join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens and enjoy the Grant Museum After Hours. They have a wide range of events, including film nights, late openings, talks, demos and performance nights that will make you take another look at the natural world.
Show starts: 6:30pm. Show ends: 9:30pm. Ticket sales will go to the conservation of the Museum’s specimens. There will be a paid bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks.