SINGAPORE — Popular presenter of astronomy programmes and physicist Professor Brian Cox, who has held three Guinness World Records for the most tickets sold for a science tour, will be returning to Singapore for his new Horizons show.
Prof Cox will present the show as part of his Horizons world tour at the Star Theatre on 3 December, more than three years after he staged the Universal - Adventures in Space and Time show at the same venue.
The Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester is best known for his acclaimed science programmes for the BBC including Wonders of the Solar System, Forces of Nature, Stargazing Live and The Planets.
According to the Guinness World Records, Prof Cox broke his own record for most tickets sold for a science tour after his Universal world tour sold 230,873 tickets between 31 January 2019 and 16 October 2019.
In his latest Horizons show, Prof Cox will examine science and astronomy issues such as space and time, the origins of the universe, and significance of life in the cosmos. The cinematic experience will include exploration of galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and the Big Bang. He will again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince.
Simon Baggs, CEO of Lateral Events and producer of Horizons, said the company has been investing in technology to communicate science better on stage with the audience since its first tour with Prof Cox in 2013. “Five tours later, we have the most ambitious and spectacular show yet, which I think will have audiences hooked on science more than ever,” said Baggs.
Before his academic career, Prof Cox was a keyboard player for the British bands Dare and D:Ream, with the latter scoring a UK number one hit with Things Can Only Get Better in 1994.
Early bird ticket sales with a 10 per cent discount started on Monday (26 September) and will end on 3 October, 9.59am. This will be followed by the public sales period from 3 October, 10am until the day of the show on 3 December.
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