Dr Kate Cross will team up with fellow scientist Alistair Linsell to perform Marvellous Medicine.
Performing as Resonant Science, the pair will use glove puppets, baseball bats, and body-popping to explain how aspirin takes away pain, how smallpox was conquered and how being messy can win you a Nobel Prize.
Dr Cross, 28, said: “I have been passionate about public engagement for a few years now and we have both got a lot of science outreach experience. However, I’ve never performed at the Fringe before so it will be a first for me.”
The show will be staged every day at 10.25am, except Sundays, from August 4-18 in [email protected]’s Hall in Nicolson Street.