By Timberlake Wertenbaker

Millie, a director, discusses together with her actors, Ian and Tom, the best way to interpret well-known historic figures from the 19th century. it really is 1831. The naturalist Charles Darwin is invited to commute with Robert Fitzroy into uncharted waters off the coast of South the USA aboard 'The Beagle'. Their 5 yr trip is fraught with philosophical and private tensions. Fitzroy, a staunch Christian, has religion within the unquestionable authority of the Bible; Darwin starts off to discover a extra radical imaginative and prescient, his conception of ordinary choice. A meditation on heritage and human relationships, After Darwin hyperlinks earlier and current via those 5 characters, and increases undying questions about religion, friendship and the way we interpret the past.

After Darwin used to be first played in July 1998, at Hampstead Theatre, London.

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