The Wider Earth, the critically-acclaimed drama about a young Charles Darwin’s expedition on HMS Beagle, has extended its run at the Jerwood Gallery at London’s Natural History Museum and will now play until 24 February 2019.
“Small details, carefully recorded” is the instruction a beloved tutor gives to the young Charles Darwin early in this play, and just as Darwin eventually produces something transcendent from this method, so too does The Wider Earth.
Natural history comes alive in spectacular fashion in The Wider Earth – and appropriately enough, it does so in a custom-built theatre at London’s Natural History Museum.
The Wider Earth is a fun-filled adventure for all the family, lifting the lid on a lesser known part of the life of Charles Darwin – the puppetry is simply extraordinary.
First announced back in July, David Morton’s play The Wider Earth about Charles Darwin will be settling in at the Natural History Museum at the beginning of next month in a brand new theatre space on site.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 9 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will quiz the creators (and the puppets?) behind one of the biggest theatrical events of the year, the European premiere of The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum? Unmissable insights guaranteed! Got any questions?
Ian Houghton spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing The Wider Earth to London’s Natural History Museum from 2 October 2018.
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