The Wider Earth

The Wider Earth

4.4 (5) · Children's Theatre, International ProductionsPhysical Theatre

Before Darwin changed the World, one voyage changed his life.


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.

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

Critic reviews

Natural History Museum's Darwin spectacular

The Guardian

Darwin's epic voyage is at home in the Natural History Museum

Evening Standard

Gorgeous puppet animals and a lot of exposition tell the story of Charles Darwin’s epic voyage on the HMS Beagle

Time Out

An overpowered production of an underpowered script about Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle

The Stage

A grand voyage that will take audiences to wondrous places they’ve never been to before

The Upcoming

A great balance of child-satisfying puppetry and piquant scientific content for their parents


The show has some wonderful moments and is visually very pleasing but may be difficult for younger audience members to follow

West End Wilma

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 2 Oct - Sun 24 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 5BD London, UK · Get Directions

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