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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE SURVIVAL OF (R)EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES IN THE FACE OF SCIENTIFIC ECCLESIASTICAL OBJECTIONS: BEING A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882)



Presented by

Holden Street Theatres, Tangram Theatre and John Hinton

THEATRE/COMEDY/MUSIC (UK)

Edinburgh Fringe Sell-out. UK and European tour smash hit. Bring your monkeys!

It is 1858. Darwin is slaving away at his latest book, a treatise on the reproductive organs of barnacles… “Remarkably inventive, thoroughly entering… extraordinarily effective… 19th-century science can rarely have been so fascinating and never so much fun.” The Stage.

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YEP SESSIONS

21-26, 28-29 FEB, 1, 16-18 MAR @ 6PM

2, 7, 14, 17 MAR @ 1PM, 3-4, 9-10 MAR @ 4:30PM

6-8, 12-15 MAR @ 9PM

TEACHER TIP: SCIENCE MEETS MUSICAL THEATRE!

The Origin of Species... will appeal to audiences with an interest in physical theatre, musical theatre, Science and the theory of evolution.

Who said the Arts and Sciences couldn’t go together?!

Why not see this show in conjunction with one or more of Holden Street’s Fringe offerings this year and have students write a Compilation Review evaluating Holden Street’s 2012 Fringe program? We’d love to hear what your students thought of our season! Download the Compilation Review Task Sheet from our website.

CURRICULUM LINKS

STAGE 2 DRAMA: Assessment Type 2 – Folio (Reviews)

STAGE 1 DRAMA: Assessment Type 2 – Folio (Reviews)

YEAR 8 – 10 DRAMA: Review writing, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre

SUITABILITY

Middle Years, Secondary and Senior Secondary

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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES...

"masses of fun smart, pithy, quirky and classy. A Fringe gem" Advertiser - Samela Harris

"John Hinton is an absolute joy" - Adelaide Theatre Guide - Kelly Mildenhall

"carried out convincingly and with humour, energy and a playful disregard for convention."

"...it is clear that this one is going to be a winner." - Glam Adelaide