Written by award-winning screenwriter Murray Watts and starring actor Andrew Harrison, the play first debuted to the public in its November 2009 premiere at Westminster Abby.
William at Lyth says: "This is a very thought-provoking and moving play by Murray Watts which explores Charles Darwin's dilemmas while he reconciles his scientific enquiries with his religious beliefs. It is a masterful solo performance by actor Andrew Harrison who toured the highly successful one-man show 'The Last Cuckoo' to several Highland venues last year. Andrew brings to life the scenes in Darwin's household and his relationship with his wife and children then contrasts these with his professional scientific work. But the main recurring theme is the question of belief and the play cleverly opens up the question for the audience leaving us to ponder about the all the big questions."
Andrew Harrison began his acting career with the York-based Riding Lights Theatre Company. He has toured with them throughout the UK and to India, Holland, Switzerland and California. He made his West End debut in 1992, and his numerous TV credits include The Bill, Miss Marple, and Birds of a Feather, and the films A Sea Change and An Ideal Husband. He contributes regularly to BBC Radio.
Harrison portrays the dozen or so characters seamlessly and impressively, if schizophrenically.
Fiona Wilson, The Times
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