SotF – Helen Arney Is In Her Element

Tuesday 25 August 2015, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG


Helen Arney (Photograph by Alex Brenner)

Helen Arney
(Photograph by Alex Brenner)

The UK’s premiere Geek songstress is back at the Fringe!

The musical third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd has been working with scientists to create collaborative songs about their work. Using her Voice of an Angle and trusty ukulele she’ll be “In Her Element” performing new songs and old favourites

“Champion of musical whims” (Evening Standard)
“If the show was peer-reviewed, it would get full marks” (Fest)
“Scientifically verifiable songs and statistically significant laughter… clever comedy at its best” (The Skinny)

Helen is also appearing in Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs at the Assembly George Square Studios at 18:30 August 5-16 and Aug 18-30.


Presenter and geek songstress Helen Arney thought she’d left her scientific past behind after graduating in Physics from Imperial College, but it wasn’t long before she found herself writing quirky stand-up and songs inspired by her days in the lab.

Since then she’s performed everywhere from Hammersmith Apollo to CERN in Geneva, toured the UK in “Uncaged Monkeys” with Robin Ince and Brian Cox, and taken her own award-winning solo show “Voice of an Angle” to the Edinburgh Fringe. Helen frequently pops up on our television and airwaves, including BBC2 “Coast”, Comedy Central “Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, BBC Radio 5Live “Bacon’s Theory” and as a lead presenter in “You Have Been Warned/Outrageous Acts Of Science” on Discovery Channel. Helen makes up one third of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd, whose most recent show “Full Frontal Nerdity” is out now on DVD and download. She has also filled several notebooks with rhymes for Uranus, none of which are printable here.

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