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A Brief History of Time is a show with a daunting task :

to present a heavily abridged history of physics in just an hour.

I’m glad to say that I wasn’t disappointed.

Samantha Gold, Forget the Box

A Brief History of Time

65 minutes
In theatres
12 and up
In schools

 Each star tells us about the past of the universe.

No one can travel at the speed of light.

Nothing is ever sitting still.

Wait. What’s a rubber ducky doing in this story?

Inspired by the work of astrophysicist and science popularizer Stephen Hawking, Théâtre du Renard presents a bold adaptation of his bestseller, A Brief History of Time, in the witty and playful style that characterizes object theatre.

Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Einstein and Hubble are sung, rapped, recounted and made hilarious again. One woman and 100 objects : this is the story of science as you’ve never heard it before!

Your chance to understand (at last!) the theory of Relativity, the expansion of the Universe, and especially the famous E=mc2 !

A clever, quirky, geeky ride through the history of modern physics.  

So entertaining that you don’t even realize that you just

had the best lesson in astrophysics!

Freda O’Pressed, Montreal Theatre Hub

An inescapably complex material sits before our eyes, elegantly unpacked with the aid of toys, puns and daring wit.

Justine De l’Église, Le Culte

Absolutely phenomenal!

Mylène Chicoine, Montreal Theatre Hub

For the first time I was happy to talk about science!

Kirstin, 17

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Antonia succeeds in entertaining the audience with a sense of humour that flirts between deep reflection and lightheartedness. Her discourse is a delightful path to follow, from the simplest to the most complex of ideas.

David Lefebvre,

This show was magnificent. It deserves a 11/10 or even a 12/10!
Akshay, audience member, 17


Created and performed by

Antonia Leney-Granger

Artistic support by

Francis Monty and Olivier Ducas, 
Théâtre de la Pire Espèce

Translation support by

Jesse Stong,
Playwrights' Workshop Montreal

Trailer (in French, with English subtitles)
Art and Education

Outreach activities

  • Preparatory workshop about our artistic process and intro to the scientific material considered in the show

  • Discussion or questions after a performance

  • Hands-on in-class workshop on object theatre or shadow puppetry

Antonia Leney-Granger is featured on Canada's Map for Arts and Learning.

Other video content  (French)
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