Nineteenth century science presented through the lens of musical theatre? Hmmm, definitely an intriguing proposition! I've enjoyed a couple of Helen Arney gigs so comedy science songs aren't totally new to me. Now, the theory on the table at the Under Ground Theatre is that Einstein = Musical Comedy Squared. Let's find out if it's true!
Written and performed by John Hinton and directed by Daniel Goldman, Relativitively Speaking is a Tangram Theatre Company production. It has already been performed several times at the Brighton Festival Festival this year and has a 20 date UK tour as well as the Edinburgh Fringe. Brighton-based performer Hinton has previously taken on such heavy themes as Darwin, Norse Gods and Alien Rock Stars(?). Indeed, his Darwin show, Origin Of Species, was nominated for Best Show and Best Performer for its run at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was also a hit in both Brighton and Edinburgh and has been performed in over 40 venues across the UK.
Intended for audiences aged eleven and over, Relativitively Speaking lasts just over an hour and is a blend of serious science together with silly songs, lots of audience participation and some truly awful puns. There will also be a Question and Answer session with John Hinton after the show.
Under Ground Theatre, Fri 12th Jul, 19:30.
Tickets £9 (£7 members and concessions), available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person at the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.