The Wider Earth

Date 05.02.2022 - 08.04.2022
Location National Tour


Dead Puppet Society’s The Wider Earth by David Morton

A Dead Puppet Society, Trish Wadley Productions and Glass Half Full Productions production.

The award-winning drama The Wider Earth tells the story of the rebellious young Charles Darwin.

Join the twenty-two year old Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry, cinematic projections and an original score by Lior and Tony Buchen all combine to bring to life uncharted landscapes and incredible creatures in this highly ambitious theatrical event.

Nominated for a Olivier Award and 2x Helpmann Awards.

‘This is a voyage of extraordinary theatrical discovery that celebrates the power of curiosity, the natural world and big ideas.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘Simply beautiful… The skeletal puppets move with beautiful realism – birds soar over the audience, fireflies rise into the air and sea creatures move through the water with fluid grace.’ – Limelight

‘Audiences will be exposed to an expertly written piece that involves drama, humour, suspense, and adventure…’ – Artshub

5-19 February – Princess Theatre/QPAC | BRISBANE, QLD

23-24 February – Darwin Entertainment Centre | DARWIN, NT

28 February – Araluen Arts Centre | ALICE SPRINGS, NT

5 March – Cairns Performing Arts Centre | CAIRNS, QLD

9-12 March – Canberra Theatre Centre | CANBERRA, ACT

16-19 March – Merrigong Theatre Company | WOLLONGONG, NSW

23-24 March – Redland Performing Arts Centre | REDLANDS, QLD

31 March-1 April – Theatre Royal | HOBART, TAS

4-5 April – Theatre North | LAUNCESTON, TAS

7-8 April – Parnaple Arts Centre | DEVONPORT, TAS


Creative Team

  • Director and Co-Designer David Morton
    Creative Producer Nicholas Paine
    Associate Director Matt Seery
    Co-Designer Aaron Barton
    Composers Lior and Tony Buchen
    Sound Designer Tony Brumpton
    Projection Designer Justin Harrison
    Dramaturg Louise Gough