Trumpery, a play about Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and "On the Origins of Species"

Tue 10th – Sat 14th Jun 2014

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Charles Darwin is struggling: to finish his masterpiece on the theory of evolution, with illness in his family, and with his loss of faith”

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SUMMARY

Charles Darwin is struggling: to finish groundbreaking work on the theory of evolution, with illness in his family, and with his loss of religious faith.

Darwin’s masterpiece, On The Origin of Species, is still unfinished after twenty years, when he hears that the explorer Alfred Wallace has reached the same conclusions and is asking for help. Darwin is thrown into panic and guilt: can he claim priority? Should he rush to publish or wait and give full credit to the contribution of the unassuming Wallace?

Peter Parnell's Trumpery is a deeply moving play with a rich vein of humour, giving us a unique window into the world of this eminent man of science, while never losing sight of his humanity.

All Saturday matinee tickets are £8

Admission: £12(£10)

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