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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

Sun 27 Jan 2019, 11am & 2pm Farnham Maltings, Surrey Ensonglopedia of Animals 11am / 2pm
Sun 17 Feb, 3pm Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sat 9 Mar ’19, 2:30pm Revelation, Ashford, Kent Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sat 16 Mar ’19, 3pm Trowbridge Town Hall Ensonglopedia of Science Here
Fri 29 Mar ’19, time TBC Spilsby Theatre, Lincolnshire Ensonglopedia of British History Available soon
Sat 20 Apr ’19, time TBC Frittenden, Kent Ensonglopedia of Animals Available soon
Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18 May, & Sun 2 Jun, 2:45pm at weekends & 4:30pm on the Friday The Warren, Brighton Fringe Festival Ensonglopedia of British History Here
Sat 25 May, 11am & 1pm The Lyric, Hammersmith Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sun 26 May ’19, 2:30pm Trestle Theatre, St Albans Ensonglopedia of Animals Here
Sat 29 Jun ’19, 4pm Cholderton Village Hall, Wiltshire Ensonglopedia of Animals Available soon
Sun 30 Jun ’19 Kington Langley Village Hall, Wiltshire Ensonglopedia of Animals Available soon
Sun 29 Sept ’19, midday & 3pm Jackson’s Lane, London Ensonglopedia of Science 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)