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Closed December 30, 2018

In such carefully planned stagecraft, the awe and wonder of the young Darwin feels, just for a scene at a time, totally, humanly present.

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Why See The Wider Earth?

European Premiere

The multi-award winning The Wider Earth makes its European debut as it lands at the Natural History Museum this autumn! Telling the story of a young Charles Darwin as he sets out the biggest journey of his life, discover how one young man changed the course of history, science and life as we know it, forever!

Featuring amazing puppets, an original score and cinematic animations that will leave you breathless, journey on the HMS Beagle as 22 year-old Charles Darwin heads out across to the other side of the world.

This exciting new production heralds in a brand new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the infamous Natural History Museum. Don't miss out on the journey of a life-time!

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Opening night: 2 October 2018



Cast and Creative


Bradley Foster as Charles Darwin
Ian Houghton
Andrew Bridgmont
Matt Trait
Jack Perry Jones
Marcello Cruz
Melissa Vaughan
Rory Fairbairn
Kim Scopes


Written and Directed by David Morton
Puppetry by Handspring Puppet Company

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