LONDON – Puppeteers descended on the United Kingdom’s Natural History Museum on Thursday ahead of the opening of a play about a young Charles Darwin’s voyage of discovery aboard the HMS Beagle.
A seven-strong cast armed with puppets will take to the stage to present David Morton’s “The Wider Earth,” which runs from Oct. 2-Dec. 30.
“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 production said on its website.
The play would be shown in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum, thus becoming the first production to be staged at the museum, according to Morton.
HMS Beagle took Darwin around the world which in turn allowed him to arrive at his theories on evolution and natural selection.