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The Wider Earth


Charles Darwin’s journey through nature, faith and science brought to life with puppets and actors
SOH Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Opera House
Drama Theatre
Bennelong Point
Sydney 2000

19–20 & 22–27 JANUARY AT 7.30PM (SMH Q&A ON 22 JANUARY AT 9.30PM)
20, 24 & 27 JANUARY AT 1.30PM

Audio described: 24 January at 1.30pm (Tactile tour at 12.15pm)
Captioning: 24 January at 7.30pm

120 mins with an interval
Premium $69
A Reserve $59/$53
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $199
+ booking fee

Queensland Theatre and Dead Puppet Society | Australia


Written by David Morton, this ambitious collaboration is a visually stunning reimagining of Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle.

It’s brought to life by an award-winning cast and over 30 astonishing custom-built puppets, played out before projected galaxies and maps, with a rich original music score by Lior and Tony Buchen.

Join Darwin on his near five-year journey, encountering the wildlife that inspired his theory of evolution.

"This production is a work of genius” Daily Review
“An expertly written piece that involves drama, humour, suspense, and adventure” Artshub

Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Buckley’s for just $30 (+bf) to your ticket purchase. See the full menu here.

Recommended for ages 12+

This performance contains dead blackouts, strobe lighting and haze.

Note: Lockout period applies.

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Written and directed by David Morton
Composers: Lior and Tony Buchen
Dead Puppet Society acknowledges St. Ann's Warehouse as the original development partner.

Book your ticket for Monday 22 January at 7.30pm to take part in a Sydney Morning Herald Q&A With the Artists after the performance, and get a deeper insight into the work.

Want to read the script and learn more? Head to Australian Plays here.

Photo: Stephen Henry

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