John Hinton, Tangram Theatre and Holden Street Theatres present


About the show

Image: Hannah Houston

John Hinton's Scientrilogy is back for 2018, and is bigger and better than ever.

Join Albert, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science for a musical comedy lecture like no other. Featuring his two wives and mum on the piano, guest rapper MC Squared, and the wurst sausage joke ever, this is a show for scientists, theatre-lovers, musicians, and mathematicians alike!

The year is 1933, and Albert is giving his inaugural lecture on Special and General Relativity at Princeton University...or, at least, he's trying to. But it's tough when you're always going off on a space-time tangent, your wives and mother keep barging in, your equations are being used to make atomic bombs, and then there's the small (rather large) matter of the universe to explain.

Peer reviewed by Sussex University, 'Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking' is back in Adelaide by popular demand. See 'Relativitively Speaking' as a solo performance, or with 'Charles Darwin: Origin of Species...' and 'The Element in the Room' as part of the Scientrilogy.


WINNER: Adelaide Fringe 2018 Bank SA Best Theatre Award (Week 4) - John Hinton's Scientrilogy

Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors' Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Winner: Brighton Fringe and Off-West-End Awards.

Adelaide Fringe 2018

'As always with teaching, it is the enthusiasm of the teacher that wins the day. It is their excitement and passion that stirs minds in and out of the classroom. John Hinton certainly does his bit to instil some of his eagerness for knowledge to young and old.' - Australian Stage

★★★★ 1/2 - Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★ 1/2 'John Hinton’s Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking is lean and fast-paced; an obviously seasoned and road-tested show with its muscles toned and all unnecessary fat removed.' - The Upside News

★★★★ 1/2 - Kryztoff RAW

Praise for 'John Hinton's Scientrilogy: Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking'

★★★★★ 'Hinton’s enthusiasm is infectious' - The Adelaide Review

"★★★★★ Hinton expertly makes the most complicated of concepts easily intelligible...delightful." - British Theatres Guide

"★★★★★ Something close to brilliance." The Times

★★★★ 1/2 - Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

★★★★ - The Big Issue


Writer: John Hinton
Director: Daniel Goldman
Music: John Hinton, Jo Eagle

Albert Einstein: John Hinton
Multiple Characters: Jo Eagle

Adelaide Fringe 2018 News

★★★★ 1/2 'Hinton’s performance is at once magnetically captivating and compellingly believable, a product of dynamic stage mastery and a firm grounding in well-researched historicity. A born performer… or maybe a born teacher… perhaps the two are necessarily one and the same.' - Kryztoff RAW

'The show is a hilarious and thought-provoking answer to everything you ever wanted to know about Einstein but were too afraid to ask!' - Broadway World

★★★★1/2 'If there had been teachers like Hinton at school, we would be producing so many more scientists.' - Adelaide Theatre Guide

'John Hinton certainly does his bit to instill some of his eagerness for knowledge to young and old.' - Australian Stage

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Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Length: 60 minutes

Season: 2018

14 Feb - 17 Mar


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Preview: $17.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres

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