The Wider Earth extends run at the Natural History Museum

The Wider Earth

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.

The Wider Earth is the first production to play at the museum, inside a newly constructed venue. Using the entire auditorium specially built for the production, audiences are transported onboard HMS Beagle, with a cast led by Bradley Foster as the intrepid explorer Charles Darwin. 

In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Will Longman said The Wider Earth, which is written and directed by David Morton, brings “imaginative puppets from land and sea to life on stage” in a story where Charles Darwin is the hero.  

The Wider Earth is currently on at the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum until 24th February 2019.

The Wider Earth tickets are available now.

 

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