Tangram makes shows that are joyous, exciting and surprising to watch. We pride ourselves on creating work that is life affirming, moving and generous. We make work that is messy, chaotic, full of mistakes, silly and fun. We have important things to say about the world we live in.
Produced by Kriya Arts since January 2013, together they have been creating a new "Scientrilogy" that covers the areas of Biology, Physics and Chemistry, by exploring the lives of leading figures in these fields through the genre of musical comedy. Starting with award nominated international sell out show exploring the life and work of Darwin entitled The origin of species by means of natural selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific ecclesiastical objections: being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the company then went on to make the award winning (Off West End Award 2015) international sell out show about Einstein entitled Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking. This production did so well we were encouraged to develop a second "Junior Edition" of the production aimed at younger audiences and this edition of the show went on to win the Latest Best Children's Event at the Brighton Fringe 2014 Award. We are now working on the third play in the series, which will be exploring the life of Marie Curie entitled The Element in the Room: The Death and Life of Marie Curie, still performed by the writer and fabulous actor John Hinton, previewing at the Brighton Fringe Festival this May and premiering at the Pleasance Courtyard in the Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
What Tangram Theatre Company says about working with Kriya Arts:
"You're a superstar!"
Reviews for Tangram Theatre:
“The clearest - and certainly the funniest - explanation of the Theory of Relativity I know." - JOHN LLOYD (Creator of QI)
"Here's a treasure... handled with something close to brilliance... This one's a winner." - The Times
"Hinton expertly makes the most complicated of concepts easily intelligible... comes strongly recommended." - The British Theatre Guide
"Hinton comes across as every student's dream teacher... It is surprisingly effective...He is strong of voice, corny of accent and lithe of body. It's all lots of clever fun." - The Barefoot Review (Adelaide)
"If you think science is boring, think again, think Hinton... Not only accessible to all but cleverly informative, funny and entertaining." - The Public Reviews
"No shortage of comic presence." - The Scotsman
"This show will get anyone interested in science." - The Big Issue
"It's Atomic! Tickets may go at the speed of light." - Broadway Baby
"Humor and enlightenment... Great fun!" - ONE4REVIEW