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.
Written and directed by David Morton, The Wider Earth looks at the early years of Charles Darwin and how a fateful voyage to the Southern Hemisphere became the catalyst for On the Origin of Species.
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.
Unassumingly spectacular, The Wider Earth is unwhimsically playful, it is an affecting, respectful, important story of a green young man who kept his eyes open and endured seasickness and doubt and discomfort and danger.
This thoughtful and imaginative production of The Wider Earth encourages us all to appreciate the natural world and Charles Darwin’s innovative ideas about evolution.
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.
Trish Wadley Productions and Dead Puppet Society are creating a 357-seat traditional performance theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum to host the European premiere of the award-winning Darwin drama, The Wider Earth.