By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Millie, a director, discusses along with her actors, Ian and Tom, tips to interpret well-known historic figures from the 19th century. it 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 United States 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 traditional choice. A meditation on heritage 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 used to be first played in July 1998, at Hampstead Theatre, London.
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After Darwin (Faber Plays) by Timberlake Wertenbaker