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An HMDT Music production

For everyone over 7

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All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45 pm

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)

Written by Rachel Barnett-Jones and composed by Jenny Gould.

Join lost budding scientist Jina on her adventure home, empowered by some of history’s super-STEM women. Digital-coder Ada Lovelace, glamorous inventor Hedy Lamarr, ‘radiating’ Marie Curie and pioneering astronaut Mae Jemison are amongst those offering Jina scientific gifts of curiosity, courage, creativity, persistence and open-mindedness, to help her find her way and follow her dreams to become a scientist!

This new multi-media musical puppet show is based on the discoveries and stories of historical STEM women who fought against the odds to pursue their flair for scientific enquiry, but were often unacknowledged for their discoveries and frequently encountered discrimination and prejudice along the way.

From rap to Motown, jazz, opera and musical theatre, this “expertly crafted, highly imaginative” (Opera Magazine) and “witty and enlightening” (Musical Theatre Review) musical created and performed by an all-female team, will entertain and inspire children and adults alike!

To view the programme, click here.

“The artistry and craft reach the outer pinnacles of brilliance.”

The Reviews Hub

“Entrancing Entertainment… Ingeniously presented”

London Living Large

“Will inspire a new generation”

The Stage

Age guidance

JINA and the STEM SISTERS is for everyone over 7. The show explores ideas from maths and science that will be familiar to children in KS2 at school. Younger children may not follow everything.

School Bookings

Please click here to enquire about making a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 per person (weekdays before 3 pm, during Islington term time only).

Please note maximum schools capacity for shows at our Theatre is 115 per show. The schools capacity for shows at our Studios varies – please check the page for the show you want to see.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

The STEM Sisters Education Zone is available here.

Visual Story

The visual story for JINA and the STEM SISTERS will be available soon.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.


Written by Rachel Barnett-Jones
Composer/Music Director Jenny Gould
Directed by Clare Whistler
Designed by Sophia Lovell Smith
Puppets made by Judith Hope, Alison Alexander, Roger, Julie and Simon Lade and Sophia Lovell Smith

Performed by Ruth Calkin and Andrea Sadler (puppeteers)

Sung by Nadine Benjamin, Eloise Eisenberg, Jessica Gillingwater, Abigail Kelly, Susan Moore and the I Can Sing! Children’s Chorus with the STEM Sisters Band directed by Jenny Gould

Made possible with the support of Arts Council England

Safety Information

Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe.

Please note: we strongly encourage taking lateral flow tests prior to attending. While masks are no longer mandatory, we highly recommend wearing one when visiting our venues.

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