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SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR

John's science communication work stretches back seven years, since his first solo show 'The Origin of Species...', about the life and theories of Charles Darwin. The Darwin show became the first instalment of a trilogy, known as the 'Scientrilogy' - the other shows being about Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. Between them the three shows have won multiple awards internationally, and all continue to tour. He has also been commissioned by several museums, including London's Natural History Museum, to write songs and shows about their exhibits.

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

Venues enquiring about booking one of John's science 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 shows about Darwin, Einstein and Curie, and the latter should be used for the Ensonglopedia, but since Jo handles enquiries for all four shows it doesn't really matter which address you use...)

Here are some of the shows he's created which have communicated scientific understanding to various degrees:

Role Production / project Company Scientific areas covered
Links
Ensonglopedia of Science
Songwriter and performer
The Ensonglopedia of Science
Ensonglopedia
Twenty-six songs about twenty-six science topics, fact-checked by twenty-six different scientists
The Element in the Room
Playwright and performer playing Marie Curie
The Element in the Room: a Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie
Tangram Theatre Company
Explanations of radioactivity, X-Ray and cancer treatment and the periodic table, through storytelling, songs, and games
YouTube
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
Playwright and performer playing Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
Tangram Theatre Company
Explanations of the Special and General Theories of Relativity, through song and onstage interactive experiments
YouTube
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition)
Playwright and performer playing Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Junior Edition) - 'Best Children's Event', Latest Brighton Fringe Awards 2014
Tangram Theatre Company
Explanations ofwave particle duality, subatomic particles and energy-mass equivalence, through song and onstage interactive experiments
YouTube
The Origin of Species...
Playwright and performer playing Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific and ecclesiastical objections: being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Tangram Theatre Company
Explanations of various aspects of the theory of evolution using audience interaction, and a summary of Darwin's famous book in song
YouTube
Great Train Songery
Songwriter and interactive museum guide
The Great Train Songery
National Railway Museum, York
Commission to write songs based on exhibits at the museum
Songwriter and storyteller
Six Trees And A Water Lily
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Commission to write seven songs based on plants at the Botanic Garden in Cambridge
YouTube
Three Insect Stories
Songwriter and storyteller
Three Insect Stories
Natural History Museum, London
Commission to write three songs based on entomology research at the NHM
YouTube
Cloning Frankenstein
Co-writer and actor playing the Monster
Cloning Frankenstein
Teater EnKor
The science and ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning technology
YouTube
Workshop researcher, deviser and facilitator
The Science of Circus / The Science of Little Things / The Science of Communication
STEM Sussex
Commission to devise and deliver three workshops, each in three schools, exploring different scientific topics using drama games and circus skills
 

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