The Wider Earth

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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 at the Natural History Museum

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Natural History Museum
Started: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 24 February 2019
Running time:2 hrs 10 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: 8+

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Background


A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum will be unveiled for the European premiere of this award-winning drama.


This is a partnership project between Trish Wadley Productions, Dead Puppet Society and the Natural History Museum.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


Name:
Natural History Museum


Postal address:
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

Box office tel: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 2 October 2018

Press night:Friday 12 October 2018

Closes:Sunday 24 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £22.50

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Cast


Charles Darwin - Bradley Foster

Robert Darwin/Richard Matthews - Ian Houghton

Reverend John Henslow/ Sir John Herschel - Andrew Bridgmont

Robert FitzRoy - Jack Parry-Jones

Jemmy Button - Marcello Cruz

John Clements Wickham/ Adam Sedgwick - Matt Tait

Emma Wedgwood - Melissa Vaughan

Understudy - Rory Fairbairn

Understudy (Emma Wedgwood) - Kim Scopes


Creatives


Author: David Morton
Composer: Lior, Tony Buchen
Director: David Morton
Designer: David Morton, Aaron Barton
Lighting: David Walters; Lee Curran (UK lighting)
Sound: Tony Brumpton
Projections: Justin Harrison
Dramaturg: Sebastian Born (UK Production Dramaturg), Louise Gough (Australian Production Dramaturg)
Puppetry: Dead Puppet Society
Production: Trish Wadley Productions and Dead Puppet Society in association with Glass Half Full Productions

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