The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection

or the Survival of (R)Evolutionary Theories in the face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections:

being a Musical Comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)



John Hinton is a versatile theatre practitioner, with a background in physical and devised theatre.  He trained at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. 

Recent credits as a performer include Home with Tangled Feet (Arts Council funded tour of parks, town centres, festivals and theatres throughout the UK); Dionysus in The Bacchae (Theatre of Living Light, Katoomba, Australia, 2009); Crunch! with Tangram Theatre (Edinburgh, Poland and London’s West End, 2006-2007); Returpappor with Allikateatern (Gothenburg, 2007); Skin of the Moon with Voodoo Vaudeville (nationwide tour, 2005-2007); appearances in the films Dragonetti (2008), Board Games (2007) and Desolation Angels (2005); and voice-over work on Noddy

Credits as a writer include A Song of Stone (adapted from the novel by Iain Banks and performed in Hull, 2000), co-writer of Crunch! for Tangram Theatre, and numerous short plays at University and drama school.  His second self-written solo show, RAGNARÖK: THE WEIRD OF THE GODS, will première at the Brighton Festival Fringe in May 2012.


Actor and Writer

Daniel Goldman began directing as a student at Cambridge University, before training professionally at Andamio 90 Theatre School in Buenos Aires and Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

As co-founder and artistic director of Tangram Theatre Company, he has produced and directed four Tangram shows - 4.48 Psychosis (Time Out Critic's Choice), Crunch! (Edinburgh, Poland, West End), Richard III (Southwark Playhouse), Fucked (a new play by Penelope Skinner) and Sepia Dreams, a world premiere from Argentina as part of the inaugural CASA Latin American Theatre Festival in 2007 which he led as Festival Director. Daniel won a Company of Angels Young Directors Award in 2006 and the Better Bankside Shakespeare Award in 2007, as well as finishing runner up in the JMK Award in 2007 and receiving a Total Theatre Award Nomination in 2006 for Crunch! 

Daniel has also directed small-scale projects in venues such as Theatre 503, Marlowe's Rose Theatre, the Young Vic and Drama Centre London.



Tangram Theatre was founded in 2004 by five performers from five countries (England, France, Sweden, Italy and South Africa).  Past shows include 4.48 Pyschosis (Time Out Critic's Choice), Crunch! (Total Theatre Award Nominee), Richard III (Better Bankside Shakespeare Award) and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival. 

Please see Tangram Theatre’s website for more information.


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