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John Hinton headshotWho Is John Hinton?

John Hinton is a theatre practitioner and science communicator. He is Artistic Director of Ensonglopedia, and his 'Scientrilogy' of musical comedies, in which he plays Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie (The Element in the Room), are produced by Tangram Theatre Company.

Ensonglopedia of Science

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

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)


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

Sat 7 Dec ’19 Ditchling Village Hall, SUSSEX Ensonglopedia of British History Please email to reserve tickets
Fri 13 Dec '19 Coddenham Community Hall, SUFFOLK The Origin of Species... Here
Sat 21 Dec ’19 – Sun 5 Jan ’20 (not Xmas Eve or Xmas Day) Kew Gardens, Richmond, London Ensonglopedia of Plants Free with garden entry (details here)
Sat 18 Jan ’20 Chichester Festival Theatre Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Tue 11 Feb Hethersett Library The Origin of Species... Here
Fri 14 Feb '20 Fownhope New Memorial Hall, HEREFORDSHIRE The Origin of Species... Here
Sat 15 Feb '20 Harley Village Hall, SHROPSHIRE The Origin of Species... Here
Sun 16 Feb '20 Wem Town Hall, SHROPSHIRE The Origin of Species... Here
Tue 18 Feb ’20 Harlequin Theatre, Redhill Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Thu 20 Feb ’20 Greenwich Theatre, London Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sat 22 Feb ’20 Hawth Theatre, Crawley Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sat 7 Mar '20 St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth, NORFOLK The Origin of Species... Here
Sun 8 Mar '20 Sheringham Little Theatre, NORFOLK The Origin of Species... Here
Tue 31 Mar ’20 Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield Ensonglopedia of British History Here (workshop here)
Sat 4 Apr ’20 Citadel, Liverpool Ensonglopedia ‘Best of’ Tickets available soon
Sun 3, 17 & 24 May ’20 The Warren: Theatre Box, Brighton Fringe Ensonglopedia of the Human (work in progress) Tickets available soon
Sat 30 May ’20 The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant Ensonglopedia of British History Tickets available soon


For enquiries about booking John's Ensonglopedia shows, please contact Rachel Barnett. For enquiries about booking one of the three Scientrilogy shows, contact Jo Eagle. And please feel free to cc John himself.

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