Charles Darwin play The Wider Earth has extended its run at the Natural History Museum, where it is currently playing at the custom-built theatre in the Jerwood Gallery. The production tells the story of Darwin at the age of 22, as he sets off on his maiden voyage on the HMS Beagle. During this voyage of epic discovery, Darwin discovers animals and wildlife that are brought to life with the use of 30 hand-crafted puppets. The Wider Earth will now play at the Natural History Museum until 24th February 2019.
For the very first time, a theatre space has popped up inside one of the country’s grandest buildings: the Natural History Museum. Nestled between artefacts and exhibits is a new auditorium inside the versatile Jerwood Gallery, The Wider Earth takes us through the humble beginnings of one of the world’s greatest ever thinkers: Charles Darwin.