The play, about the story of a young Charles Darwin, will then run for a limited season starting on 13th October and running through til 24th February 2019. 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.
Before the play, enjoy a delicious two course a la carte meal plus a bottle of house wine for two at our friends at Scoff & Banter Kensington. Scoff & Banter celebrate hearty and contemporary British cuisine and is situated just moments from the V&A. Enjoy freshly prepared seasonal British cooking, using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
The Wider Earth features a cast of seven, and 30 hand-made puppets representing the exotic wildlife Darwin encountered, This an ingenious coming-of-age story which celebrates the incredible complexity of our planet and Darwin’s adventurous spirit as he faced perilous environments and unknown dangers on his bold voyage.
The production explores the little-known story of the young Charles Darwin when, aged only 22, he set out on his daring five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle. When he departed, he could not have known that that this trip would help him reach controversial conclusions about natural selection and lead to his theory of evolution. The Wider Earth follows Darwin's expedition as uncharted landscapes unfold in a series of dazzling animations and original illustrations from the voyage
This will be the first time a performance-based theatre has been constructed in the Museum. For more details about The Wider Earth or to book tickets, click here.
For a chance to win tickets to see The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum and a two course meal at Scoff & Banter, simply sign up below and if you are the lucky winner we will notify you via the e-mail address supplied shortly after the competition end date (8th January 2019).