An illuminating one-man show which brings Michael Faraday and his candles to life.

"There is no better, there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle." Michael Faraday

More than 150 years ago, Michael Faraday saw beauty and wonder in the chemistry of a candle. His observations remain true today and the lessons are both simple and profound. Join Faraday at St Paul's Cathedral for a truly illuminating theatre performance.

Society has changed, technology has advanced, language has evolved, but the phenomena underpinning a candle remain constant. Today, candles are rarely seen outside birthday cakes, churches, romantic dinners and power failures, but are no less fascinating. In fact, these contexts provide an insight to the enduring value of the candle; celebration, worship, emotion and the ever-present need for light.

'Faraday's Candle' in Canberra.

Friday 19th December 2014, Drinks and Canapes 7:00pm, Show starts 8:00pm

Bookings now open! Click event booking link to book

Check out the video from our preview performances:

Any questions? Feel free to email us at: or phone Carly on (03) 9252 6472

Faraday's Candle will also be heading to Canberra in July, stay tuned for more details!.

Faraday's lectures on the Chemical History of Candle may be browsed here:

This event is brought to you by CSIRO as part of the Inspiring Australia program.