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Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking (Tangram Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Part history lesson, part musical comedy, ‘Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking’ is intriguing, informative and entertaining. John Hinton gives an appropriately eccentric portrayal of Einstein, carrying the show with gusto and enthusiasm, accompanied by Jo Eagle on keyboard. The plot follows the renowned scientist from his journey to America from Nazi Germany through the development of his special theory of relativity,  and on to its advances and its consequences. Hinton gives life to the historical and scientific material, often pulling members of the audience up on stage to demonstrate Einstein’s theories and narrating parts of his life through song. Overall the show was good fun and certainly worth seeing, however neither the comedy, music nor drama were quite raw or focused enough to blow me away.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 2.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Julian Joseph]