- Family Show
In 2017, Professor Tom Solomon toured the UK with his family show - 'Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine', about his friend and former patient Roald Dahl and his amazing medical adventures. The show had a complete sell-out run at The Pleasance Theatre, part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and subsequently toured the country, ending up at Leicester Square
Roald Dahl not only wrote George's Marvellous Medicine, he also came up with some marvellous medicine of his own. In this sell-out show, Dahl's doctor Professor Tom Solomon describes his amazing medical inventions, and uses Dahl's stories to explain how the body works, what can do wrong, and how we can fix it. You'll play Battle of the Brain Bugs to learn how vaccines work, make your own phizziwhizzing potions, and produce Gobblefunk.
Read a review of one of the shows
Guardian Interview about Tom's day job
Liverpool research controlling a deadly killer
Why the Running Mad Professor?
Tackling UK Brain Infections
More about the book
Photos from previous events
Tom Solomon is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool. As well as looking after patients with brain diseases, and researching brain infections like Zika, he is an award winning science communicator, publishing his book Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine in 2016.
"Solomon is a skilful and experienced science communicator. His delivery was light . . reminiscent of a stand-up comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe." Peter Ranscombe, Lancet.
"Fascinating, marvellous, absolutely inspiring" Sarah Ng
"very inspiring for the young scientists in the crowd" Lucy Lisanti
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 16-23 August 2017 - SOLD OUT
"Open House" Liverpool, Sat 20 May 2017 - SOLD OUT
British Neuroscience Association, Birmingham, 11 April 2017 - SOLD OUT
Roald Dahl Museum, Buckinghamshire,11 March 2017 - SOLD OUT
Northern Ireland Science Festival 17 Feb 2017 - SOLD OUT
University of Liverpool Victoria Gallery 17 Dec 2016 - SOLD OUT
Canterbury Festival 27 Oct 2016 - SOLD OUT
Liverpool Literary Festival 29 Oct 2016 - SOLD OUT
Edinburgh Science Festival 30 Mar 2016 - SOLD OUT