An extraordinary stage show designed to get children interested in science, presented by a CBBC star and author, is coming to Dorset.

TV Gastronaut, Stefan Gates, is bringing his highly explosive show with scientific stunts, Rude Science, to Weymouth Pavilion on Tuesday, February 13 with shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

On the surface, the show is a riot of what organisers have described as ‘disgusting experiments’ that are built to delight young audiences, whilst also being a curriculum-driven science communication adventure to inspire children.

The show is based on the Rude Science book, and the audience can expect "enormous bottoms, fart machines, snot cocktails, vast whoopee cushions, urine-powered fireworks and ear-wax mannequins" as Stefan transforms complex science into educational hilarity.

 Stefan is a multi-award-winning STEM author and CBBC writer and presenter. He has written and presented 20 TV series, and 12 books including Fartology, and Science You Can Eat. He revels in tackling the fascinating science that no-one dares to talk about.

His internationally-renowned stage shows headline the most prestigious science events in the world for the Royal Institution, Royal Society, BBC Live, Big Bang Fair, Science Museum, Wellcome and hundreds of science festivals.

The science-loving presenter has also presented a number of shows on BBC and has written two BBC Four documentaries on food history and entomophagy, more commonly known as the practice for eating insects. He has also written for the New Scientist.

Tickets for the event are £17.50 for adults, and £15.50 for children. The advised age guideline for the event is 6+. Pre and post show meals are available at the Piano Bar. Call the Box Office to book on 01305 783225.