THE ELEMENT IN THE ROOM: A RADIOACTIVE MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARIE CURIE

by John Hinton

Marie Curie's story is a tale of of glowing powders with extraordinary powers, lives saved and destroyed, and unparalleled achievements in the face of unbelievable odds.

Featuring incredible scientific breakthroughs, comedy songs and an audience-participation radioactive decay chain, this is an exuberant retelling of Marie's real-life journey across the USA to collect a single gram of radium and a celebration of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, whose work continues to affect our lives today.

 

Directed by Daniel Goldman

Performed by John Hinton and Jo Eagle

Music by John Hinton and Jo Eagle

REVIEWS

'Utterly accessible and engaging on multiple levels'.

★★★★ The Times 

'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

”Solidly entertaining as well as gently educational.”
★★★★ Fringe Guru 

'His glee is genuinely infectious... Go see: you'll be radiating joy.'

Fringe Review Highly Recommended

 'It was funny, inventive and generally an extremely good show. I think that everyone should see it and everyone would enjoy it. He was amazing at doing mime and I liked the songs.'

Primary Times (11 year old reviewer)

'Delightful, funny, and moving… He brings to life – not just the science itself, but the very human side of these famous characters… We laugh with them, cry with them and even sing with them!… another hilarious success by John Hinton.'
Café Babel

WINNER - THREE WEEKS EDITORS EDFRINGE AWARD

WINNER - ADELAIDE FRINGE AWARD

Upcoming Performances

January 2019

 

24 | Riverside College, Stockton-on-Tees 

25 | Victoria Hall, Settle

26 | Little Mighty Theatre, Leeds 

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