Ensonglopedia of the Human

elements that make us humanAn A-Z of what it means to be human

Our in-house humans have been working hard throughout lockdown on finalising this brand-new collection of 26 songs.

The live show premiered at Brighton Fringe, where it earnt this lovely four-star review. It also exists as an extra-special digital version – a set of webisodes featuring songs from live show, and a storyline featuring a rather bizarre astronaut-type-non-human who lives in a toaster.  See the embedded videos below.  And below that, you’ll find the 20-track soundtrack album on Bandcamp.

Ensonglopedia of the Human is touring the UK this October.

BACKGROUND

Ensonglopedia of the Human is the fourth full-length A-Z Ensonglopedia, after Science, Animals and British History. It’s also the first time we’re turning a show into a series of webisodes.

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 a collection of songs, one for each letter of the alphabet, all answering the question “What does it mean to be human?” in different ways. It covers biology, sociology, neurology, evolution, technology, hair-ology (there’s probably a fancy word for that) and much more besides.

PARTNERS

The show is 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

See our full tour list for upcoming performances.