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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

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jan 2018

7:30pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

The Spread Eagle, Croydon

box office

Fri 26 Jan

7:30pm

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Newton Village Hall, Warwickshire

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Sat 27 Jan

8pm

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Alford Corn Exchange, Lincolnshire

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Sun 28 Jan

7:30pm

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Caistor Town Hall, Lincolnshire

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Sat 10 Feb

6pm

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking [Junior Edition]

Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

Tickets here-ish soon-ish

Tue 13 Feb - Thu 15 Mar

various

The Origin of Species… (Charles Darwin)

Holden Street Theatres, ADELAIDE FRINGE, Australia

Box office

Wed 14 Feb - Sat 17 Mar

various

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

Holden Street Theatres, ADELAIDE FRINGE, Australia

Box office

Thu 15 Feb - Sun 18 Mar

various

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Holden Street Theatres, ADELAIDE FRINGE, Australia

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Sat 24 Mar

TBC

Ensonglopedia of Science

Essex Book Festival

Box office

Tue 10 Apr

11am

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Summerhall, EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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Tue 10 Apr

3pm

Element in the Room (Marie Curie)

Summerhall, EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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Wed 25 Apr

TBC

Ensonglopedia of Science

Braunston and Brooke Village Hall

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Thu 26 Apr

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Ensonglopedia of Science

Ropsley Village Hall

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Fri 27 Apr

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Ensonglopedia of Science

The Willoughby Society

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Sat 28 Apr

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Ensonglopedia of Science

Rempstone Village Hall

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Sun 29 Apr

TBC

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Spilsby Theatre, LINCOLNSHIRE

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6, 13, 27 May, 2, 3 Apr

Midday

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Old Courtroom, Brighton, BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

On sale soon

Wed 30 May

10:30am

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking [Junior Edition]

Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

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Wed 30 May

2pm

Ensonglopedia of Science

Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

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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)