Theatre Royal Presents Dead Puppet Society’s “The Wider Earth”
The award-winning drama The Wider Earth tells the gripping story behind the rebellious 22-year-old Charles Darwin’s daring voyage on HMS Beagle to the far side of the world and one of the most important discoveries in history.
An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry, cinematic projections and an original score by Lior and Tony Buchen combine to bring to life uncharted landscapes and incredible creatures in this highly ambitious theatrical event.
Dead Puppet Society brings together some of the most inventive artists in the country, tackling the big issues that animate our understanding of the world, and fusing technology and technical skill in ways that will captivate the imaginations and curiosity of young people and adults alike.
The Sydney Morning Herald raves, “This is a voyage of extraordinary theatrical discovery that celebrates the power of curiosity, the natural world, and big ideas.”
“An audience coming to see The Wider Earth can expect to see a story told with cinematic projections, an original score by some of Australia’s leading musicians, a remarkable set design, and more than forty hand-made puppets. On top of all that, at its heart, the show is about the experiences of a young person, and how the beginnings of an idea changed his life, and changed the world,” shares Nicholas Paine, Creative Producer.
A production by Dead Puppet Society, Trish Wadley Productions, and Glass Half Full Productions, The Wider Earth will be at Theatre Royal March 31 and April 1 at 7 pm both evenings. The show lasts two hours and is recommended for children 12 years of age and older. Tickets begin at $30 and may be purchased here