Ensonglopedia of the Human

An A-Z of what it means to be human

Our in-house humans are currently hard at work creating this, our next Ensonglopedia.

Your first glimpse of it will be at The Warren, Brighton Fringe, in May 2020.

BACKGROUND

Ensonglopedia of the Human will be the fourth full-length Ensonglopedia, and we are intending to launch a series of webisodes alongside the live show.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The show will be enjoyed by all ages. A version for schools will be created, geared specifically towards children at Key Stages 2 and 3.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Ensonglopedia of the Human is currently being written, so we can only say so much!  What we know for sure is that it’ll eventually have one song for each letter of the alphabet, all answering the question “What does it mean to be human?” in different ways. It’ll cover biology, sociology, neurology, evolution, technology, hair-ology (there’s probably a fancy word for that) and much more besides.

PARTNERS

The show is being peer reviewed and supported by people from organisations including:

  • Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London
  • Guy’s Hospital, London
  • SUNY Polytechnic, New York State
  • Amnesty International
  • Action Against Hunger
  • Raystede Animal Sanctuary
  • Association for Palliative Medicine
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • TwinsUK
  • Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada
  • Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, University of Lisbon
  • Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Department of Anatomy & Human Sciences, Imperial College London
  • and the Universities of Reading, Loughborough, Durham, Heriot-Watt, Sussex

PERFORMANCES

A work-in-progress version of Ensonglopedia of the Human will be presented at Brighton Fringe Festival on May 3rd, 17th and 31st 2020, at 2:30pm. See full details and book tickets here.

The definitive show will be created during the second half of 2020, and will be ready to tour from November. Please contact us if you’re interested in finding out more.

FUNDING

The work-in-progress version of Ensonglopedia of the Human is being created with the support of Arts Council England and the Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust. We are seeking more funding and sponsorship to realise the final project.