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John Hinton, Tangram Theatre and Holden Street Theatres present


About the show

John Hinton's Scientrilogy is back in 2018, full of music, comedy, theatre, and a whole lot of science!

Charles Darwin, working hard on his new book, receives a letter from a fellow naturalist claiming that he has come up with the idea of the origin of species, an idea that Charles has been working on for 20 years. Suddenly he must finish his work! Easily distracted, Charles begins sharing his family history, songs he has written, and some of his new discoveries. Today is no ordinary day for this extraordinary scientist.

Bring your monkeys along to this international smash-hit musical comedy that's returning to Adelaide by popular demand!

See 'Origin of Species...' as a solo performance, or with 'Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking' and 'The Element in the Room' as part of the Scientrilogy.

Nominated: Best Performer; Best Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012

Praise for 'John Hinton's Scientrilogy: Origin of Species...'

"★★★★★ Witty, clever, absurd, the jokes spring out at you when you least expect. Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem." - Broadway Baby

"★★★★ John Hinton is an absolute joy...This guy would get anyone interested in science." - Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★★ - Musical Talk

★★★★★ - Entertainment Hive

★★★★ - The Scotsman

★★★★ - ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

★★★★ - The New Current

★★★★ - What's On Stage


Writer: John Hinton
Director: Daniel Goldman
Music: John Hinton
Charles Darwin: John Hinton


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Due to a very late change to the HST program the session dates and times for 'John Hinton's Scientrilogy' have been changed.

The printed Adelaide Fringe Guide is incorrect.

Please only refer to this website, the Holden Street printed Guide or



Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Length: 60 minutes

Season: 2018

13 Feb - 15 Mar


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Preview: $17.00
Child: $15.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres

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