“I'm not really Marie Curie, I'm a man named John and I’ve just shaved really closely and put a dress on.”
Following smash hit musical comedies about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, multi-award-winning Tangram Theatre Company returns for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe to take on the ‘queen of radioactivity' Marie Curie. Promising a treat for nerds and newcomers alike in The Element in the Room: A radioactive Musical Comedy About the Death and Life of Marie Curie.
This adventurous musical-comedy-road-movie follows Curie's real-life journey across the USA to find a single gram of radium to continue her research. Featuring incredible scientific breakthroughs, very silly songs and an audience-participation radioactive decay chain, this is an exuberant celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.
Actor playing Marie Curie - John Hinton
Actor playing Pierre Curie - Jo Eagle
Director - Daniel Goldman
Producers - Jolie Booth (UK & AUS) & Holden Street Theatres (AUS)
Peer reviewed by Sussex University
★★★★★ Great Scott Media
★★★★1/2 Adelaide Theatre Guide
★★★★1/2 The Clothesline
★★★★ Rip It Up
★★★★ The Advertiser
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2015
★★★★★ “It's clever, heartfelt and it’s made me the most excited I've been about science in years.” - Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “An intelligent, funny and ultimately thought-provoking delight” - Musical Talk
★★★★ “Utterly accessible and engaging on multiple levels” - The Times UK
★★★★ “Solidly entertaining as well as gently educational”- Fringe Guru
John Hinton - Actor, Writer
John Hinton is an actor, director, teacher, science communicator, playwright, juggler, theatre practitioner and singer-songwriter, but above all, Hinton is a storyteller. For the past seven years, Hinton has been touring internationally with his solo musical comedies about scientists.
The Element in the Room: A radioactive Musical Comedy About the Death and Life of Marie Curie, completes the company's musical 'Scientrilogy', including Off West End Award-winner ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVITIVELY SPEAKING (2013) and THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES … (2009). Joyfully and irreverently exploring seminal figures in biology, physics and now chemistry, they are peer-reviewed by University of Sussex professors and have toured to over 20,000 delighted audience members in the UK and internationally.
11th - 13th & 27th @ 8:00 pm
13th, 14th, 20th, 27th & 28th @ 2:30 pm
16th, 18th-21st & 23rd-26th @ 6:30 pm
16th @ 11:00 am
1st - 6th @ 8:00 pm
5th, 6th & 11th @ 2:30 pm
9th & 11th @ 1:00 pm
9th, 10th& 12th @ 6:30 pm
Adult: $26.00, BankSA Customer: $22.00, Concession: $22.00, Group 6+: $22.00
Honey Pot, TREv: $21.00, Yep!: $15.00
Companion Card holders welcome.
Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres