The Wider Earth

Back to Production

Reimagine Darwin's voyage.

With a bevy of astonishing puppets bringing to life creatures great and small – from the tiniest longhorn beetle to the majestic southern right whale and the ancient Galapagos tortoise – Dead Puppet Society reimagines the tale of scientific visionary Charles Darwin and his voyage on the HMS Beagle in The Wider Earth.

Come aboard for a magical journey with the curious naturalist, from the dizzying heights of the Andes to the depths of the Amazon rainforest, through the storms of Tierra del Fuego, to the endless wonders of the Galapagos Islands. The supporting cast of humans in this world premiere are no less compelling.

It’s a coming-of-age story about science and faith – and how one doubting young man with a questing heart asked a question of Mother Nature, and found the answer to everything.

By David Morton.

Produced by Dead Puppet Society, Queensland Theatre, Trish Wadley Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.

International tour dates to be announced.


Original visual-theatre works wrought with spectacle and wonder

Learn More


Creating custom curiosities and fan favourites for collectors

Learn More

For presentation opportunities, commissions or more information on our range of workshop and creative offerings.

Contact us


Sign up for updates on productions, education programs and more.