Welcome to the world of Ensonglopedia

COVID-19 NEWS: Like the rest of the world we’re taking a little break from live performance this year, and releasing lots more things online instead.  We hope to be back on the road again from early 2021, so please see our list of upcoming performances to find out what’s in the pipeline.

The Weekly Song Challenge!


For the entire second half of 2020 we are releasing a brand new science song and video weekly, for 26 weeks, in alphabetical order. Click on the thumbnails above to hear the songs we’ve done so far. All the subjects are based on suggestions from you – please let us know what the rest of the alphabet should stand for.

Our recent lockdown project

Over the summer we were commissioned by Live and Local to collaborate with Foundry Wood in Leamington Spa and write a series of songs about people’s relationship with nature during the lockdown. The video and album will be released very soon – please watch this space…

An Ensonglopedia is a musical and alphabetical adventure, with a range of songs on a single theme.

Three Ensonglopedias are currently touring the UK, one Ensonglopedia is currently in production, and there are two shorter Ensonglopedias that were created for specific occasions.

Ensonglopedia is the brainchild of John Hinton.

The six Ensonglopedias are:

Ensonglopedia of Science
Ensonglopedia of Animals
Ensonglopedia of British History
Ensonglopedia of the Human
Ensonglopedia of Plants

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

© Andy O’Hara

© Andy O’Hara

© Andy O’Hara

Upcoming performances

Date & timePlaceShowTickets & more info
Sat 30 Jan ’21
11:30am & 2:30pm
Waterside, Sale, Greater ManchesterEnsonglopedia of Animals x2 Here
Sun 21 Feb ’21
Komedia, BrightonEnsonglopedia of the HumanCheck back soon.
Fri 26 Feb ’21
Time TBC
Kirkgate Arts, Kirkgate, CockermouthEnsonglopedia of the HumanCheck back soon.
Sun 27 March ’21
Time TBC
The Assembly Rooms, PresteigneEnsonglopedia of the HumanCheck back soon.
Sat 5 June ’21
Pegasus Theatre, OxfordEnsonglopedia of the Human Check back soon.
Thu 17 June ’21
Time TBC
Sussex University, FalmerEnsonglopedia of the Human Free entry.
Sat 18th Sept ’21
Time TBC
The Old Town Hall, Hemel HempsteadEnsonglopedia of AnimalsCheck back soon.

“Wow!  What a selection. What a demonstration of the immense range of science… OUTSTANDING SHOW”
Fringe Review on Ensonglopedia of Science [Click for full review]

“Gloriously intricate lyrics and a few audacious rhymes complete a tightly-packed hour which demands your full attention but rewards it with plenty of offbeat humour… A geeky treat”
★★★★ Fringe Guru on Ensonglopedia of Science [Click for full review]

“Ensonglopedia of Animals is a riot and Hinton is a passionate and imaginative entertainer who deserves full marks for the energy, creativity and lyrical content of his work.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby [click for full review]

“Infectiously fun, genuinely clever, and impossible to dislike… Brilliant!”
Brighton and Hove News on Ensonglopedia of Animals [click for full review]

Ensonglopedia of Science: nominated for the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award, Brighton Fringe 2017

Ensonglopedia of British History
Nominated for Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award 2019
[click here for proof!]