A explosive event to reveal all about film making

Alexandra Bryn, Edmund Sage-Green and Adam Bampton-Smith

Alexandra Bryn, Edmund Sage-Green and Adam Bampton-Smith

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Lights, camera, explosions!

The Hollywood Special Effects Show, the interactive science and special effects show, will be bringing the cinematic world to the Charter Theatre, in Preston, on Friday August 12.

The Hollywood Special Effects Show

The Hollywood Special Effects Show

Audiences will be able to get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show goes behind the scenes of many favourite blockbusters films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Live on stage, Alexandra Bryn and Edmund Sage-Green will give a revealing insight into the world of special effects, taking families on an exciting journey as they feel the heat of an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters and hold on tight through huge explosions.

The show, presented by Nick Brooke Ltd and RIP Productions, uses more pyrotechnics than any other UK touring theatre show, and for some sequences, the audience is protected by bullet proof glass placed across the stage.

The animatronic dinosaur that appears in the show was built by specialists in Japan, and the large air cannon used in the finale of the show is capable of firing a projectile over a whopping 500 metres.

Fiery special effects

Fiery special effects

Adam Bampton-Smith, director of The Hollywood Special Effects Show, said: “We will take audiences on a roller coaster ride through different Hollywood effects as we show the tricks of the trade, from small sound effects to big explosions.

“We also have a lot of film clips to illustrate the work. For example we have Frozen for the children, and some classic action films, such as The Matrix, Die Hard and Terminator.

“This is very interactive, as we bring up members of the audience to volunteer. We do make up and we even have fake blood, which the children love.

“Two presenters, Alexandra Bryn and Edmund Sage-Green, take on the characters of Sonia and Richard and talk the audience through different sections.

“Each film clip is carefully selected to make sure the show is suitable for children.”

The show was selected as one of two productions to appear at the 2016 Big Bang Fair, the largest science fair in the UK, which was visited by over 70,000 people in four days.

For a peek behind the scenes in the Hollywood Special Effects Show trailer, and details of how to book, visit http://www.hollywoodspecialeffects.co.uk.

This family show, which starts at 2.30pm, is suitable for ages six plus.

Tickets are £14.