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Mr Darwin's Tree


Mr Darwin's Tree is a one-man play about Charles Darwin, written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts, and starring leading British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison. 

Mr Darwin's Tree has been described as “a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance” (Church Times). BroadwayBaby reported that “Mr Darwin’s Tree explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human…. A rare treat.”

Hailed at the Edinburgh Festival as “an elegantly conceived, clever and highly informative performance, overflowing with gentle humour and charm” (Three Weeks), the play explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the contexts of science, faith and family.

Andrew Harrison has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio for over 30 years. His theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of Trelawny of the Wells.

Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray. For TV: Florence Nightingale, The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania.

Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Juliet Young, email [email protected], tel. 01743 280812.

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