By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Millie, a director, discusses together with her actors, Ian and Tom, find out how to interpret recognized old figures from the 19th century. it really is 1831. The naturalist Charles Darwin is invited to go back and forth with Robert Fitzroy into uncharted waters off the coast of South the USA aboard 'The Beagle'. Their 5 12 months trip is fraught with philosophical and private tensions. Fitzroy, a staunch Christian, has religion within the unquestionable authority of the Bible; Darwin starts to discover a extra radical imaginative and prescient, his thought of ordinary choice. A meditation on background and human relationships, After Darwin hyperlinks previous and current via those 5 characters, and increases undying questions about religion, friendship and the way we interpret the past.
After Darwin was once first played in July 1998, at Hampstead Theatre, London.
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After Darwin (Faber Plays) by Timberlake Wertenbaker