The spectacular setting of the Natural History Museum hosts The Wider Earth, the story of Charles Darwin: the young rebel, explorer and genius. Read More >
The spectacular setting of the Natural History Museum hosts The Wider Earth, the story of Charles Darwin: the young rebel, explorer and genius.
The play follows Darwin at the age of 22, as he prepares to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime on the HMS Beagle. His destination? The far side of the world. Along the way, Darwin will begin to develop ideas about the world around him that will challenge everything he thought he knew.
The Wider Earth is an extraordinary, award-winning drama about the theory that changed the very fabric of our world. The show is brought to life by a seven-strong cast in a uniquely inventive production that features remarkable puppetry, an original cinematic score, and dazzling animations.
A custom-built 357-seat theatre at the iconic Natural History Museum hosts the production, located in the museum’s Jerwood Gallery. Audiences can expect creative sound, lighting and video elements which illuminate a spectacle unlike any other.
The Wider Earth plays in London through to 30 December 2018.