The Origin of Species...

... by means of natural selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific ecclesiastical objections: Being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

A show for young and old alike, The Origin of Species... tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea. It’s a show packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out & international smash hit. "Remarkably inventive, thoroughly entertaining...extraordinarily effective... science can rarely have been so much fun." said The Stage. Bring your monkeys!


“Witty, clever, absurd... Comic genius...Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem.” - Broadway Baby *****

"John Hinton is an absolute joy... This guy would get anyone interested in science." - Adelaide Theatre Guide *****

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Show Details
Title: The Origin of Species...
Artist: Tangram Theatre Company Ltd
Full Cost of Show: £700
Target Audience: Family audiences
Special Consideration: All performances are Relaxed Performances
Dates Available: General availability from March 2015 - December 2015
Running Time: 140 min
Interval: 20 min
Get In Required: 3 hours
Get Out Required: 1 hour
Performance Space Required: 5m (W) x 4m (D) x 3m (H)
Seating Layout: Rows or cabaret
Number of People on Tour: 3