The Wider Earth - West End

£25+

Before Darwin changed the world, one voyage changed his life.

A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum will be unveiled for the European premiere of award-winning drama The Wider Earth. The play, about the story of a young Charles Darwin, will then run for a limited season.

Join the 22-year-old Darwin on HMS Beagle's daring voyage to the far side of the world, and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

The Wider Earth features a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life uncharted landscapes in the theatrical event of 2018.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission

Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum

(London, )
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Award-winning Darwin drama The Wider Earth has announced its cast which features War Horse actors, Ian Houghton, Andrew Bridgmont and Matt Tait. Written and directed by Dead Puppet Society's Creative Director David Morton, The Wider Earth was initially conceived in 2013 in Cape Town during a mentorship with Handspring Puppet Company, the creative team behind War Horse. This visually spectacular production features 30 extraordinary puppets representing the tropical wildlife Darwin encountered on his voyage. The production will have its European premiere in the first performance theatre ever to be built at the Natural History Museum.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
In a ground-breaking move for UK theatre, Trish Wadley Productions and Dead Puppet Society will create 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.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
The Wider Earth - the critically acclaimed drama about the young Charles Darwin's expedition on HMS Beagle playing at the custom-built theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at London's Natural History Museum until 24 February - will hold a special VIP Gala Night on 12 February 2019. The gala, hosted by Julia Bradbury, will be held to celebrate Charles Darwin's 210th birthday, and will support The Queen's Commonwealth Trust and the production's official charitable partner The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The Wider Earth - the critically acclaimed drama about the young Charles Darwin's expedition on HMS Beagle playing at the custom-built theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at London's Natural History Museum until 24 February - will hold a special VIP Gala Night on 12 February 2019. The gala, hosted by Julia Bradbury, and in the presence of HRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be held to commemorate Charles Darwin's 210th birthday, and will support The Queen's Commonwealth Trust and the production's official charitable partner The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Award-winning Darwin drama The Wider Earth has announced its cast which features War Horse actors, Ian Houghton, Andrew Bridgmont and Matt Tait. Written and directed by Dead Puppet Society's Creative Director David Morton, The Wider Earth was initially conceived in 2013 in Cape Town during a mentorship with Handspring Puppet Company, the creative team behind War Horse. This visually spectacular production features 30 extraordinary puppets representing the tropical wildlife Darwin encountered on his voyage. The production will have its European premiere in the first performance theatre ever to be built at the Natural History Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
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