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John Hinton headshotWho Is John Hinton?

John Hinton is a theatre practitioner and science communicator. His 'Scientrilogy' of musical comedies, in which he plays Charles Darwin (The Origin of Species...), Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking) and Marie Curie (The Element in the Room), have won multiple awards internationally and have toured almost continually since 2009. These three shows are produced by Tangram Theatre Company, of whom John is a founder member and artistic associate.

Ensonglopedia of Science

His main lines of work are as an actor, director, playwright, singer-songwriter, performance skills teacher, juggler and science communicator.

In February 2017 he launches his new show, the Ensonglopedia of Science, at Brighton Science Festival, followed by an international tour.

Nice things people from the press have said

"Hinton is a top-drawer storyteller... I strongly recommend you see this man in action" -FringeReview (on Ragnarok: The Weird of the Gods)
"John Hinton is breaking ground in his approach to bringing science to the stage" -Science Live (on Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking)
"John Hinton is an absolute joy...This guy would get anyone interested in science" -Adelaide Theatre Guide (on The Origin of Species...)
"After beguiling me with yet another diverse, engaging show, I’m starting to wonder if John Hinton can possibly really exist. Superb." -Fringe Guru (on Ragnarok: The Weird of the Gods)
"If you think that science is boring, think again, think Hinton, so clever, so sharp" -The Reviews Hub
(on Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking)

Awards

ThreeWeeks Editors' AwardCritics' Circle AwardOff-West-End AwardBrighton Fringe AwardNomination for best performanceNomination for best show
- The Scientrilogy (Origin of Species..., Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking and The Element in the Room): ThreeWeeks Editors' Award at Edinburgh Fringe, 2016
- The Element in the Room: Weekly Critics' Circle Award at Adelaide Fringe, 2016
- Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking: Off-West-End Award for 'Best show for young people aged 8+', 2015
- Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition): Best Children's Show Award at Brighton Fringe, 2015
- The Origin of Species...: nominated for Best Theatre Performance and Best Theatre Show at Adelaide Fringe, 2012
- Ensonglopedia of Science: nominated for a Primary Times Children's Choice Award at Brighton Fringe, 2017

Upcoming performances

Mon 18 Sept

7:30pm

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Hurstpierpoint College, Hurstpierpoint, SUSSEX

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Wed 20 - Thu 21 Sept

10:30am both days, & 1pm on the 20th

Ensonglopedia of Science

NORWICH Playhouse

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Sat 23 Sept

4pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ditchling Village Hall, SUSSEX

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Wed 27 Sept

7:30pm

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Pattingham Village Hall, STAFFS

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Thu 28 Sept

7:30pm

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby, LINCS

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Fri 29 Sept

7:30pm

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Billinghay Village Hall, LINCS

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Sat 30 Sept

7:30pm

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Upper Broughton Village Hall, NOTTS

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Sat 14 Oct

11:30am & 2:30pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

G Live, GUILDFORD

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Thu 19 - Sun 22 Oct

4 shows: 1pm on 19-20th, 11am on 21-22nd

Ensonglopedia of Science

Arcola, LONDON

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Mon 23 Oct

times TBC

Ensonglopedia of Science

MANCHESTER Science Festival

 Link will be here-ish

Wed 25 Oct

2pm

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Spiegeltent, CANTERBURY Festival

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Sat 28 Oct

11:30am & 2:30pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

The Spring, HAVANT

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Thu 16 Nov

7:30pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, TAUNTON

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Venues enquiring about booking one of John's shows should contact Jo Eagle on either touring@tangramtheatre.co.uk or everything@ensonglopedia.com (strictly speaking, the former address should be used for enquiries related to the three musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie, and the latter should be used for Ensonglopedia, but since Jo handles enquiries for all four shows it doesn't really matter which address you use...)

(Prize for scrolling all the way to the bottom: the chance to read John's honeymoon diary and see all the pretty pictures)