The Wider Earth | Queensland Theatre
17 January - 27 January [Past Event] Season tickets

In a nutshell

Sydney Festival

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

With a bevy of astonishing puppets breathing life into creatures great and small – from the tiniest longhorn beetle to the majestic southern right whale and the ancient Galapagos Tortoise – The Wider Earth recounts the tales of scientific visionary Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle.

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.

This groundbreaking collaboration stars over 30 custom-created puppets, eight actors and an original score by two of Australia’s leading musical co-creators, singer/songwriter Lior, together with Tony Buchen.

    Technical Specifications

    Australian International

    Cast and Creatives

    David Morton

    Creative Producer:
    Nicholas Paine

    Aaron Barton

    Lighting Designer:
    David Walters

    Lior & Tony Buchen

    Sound Designer:
    Tony Brumpton

    Projection Design:
    Justin Harrison

    Anna Straker


    Warnings: Dead blackouts, naked flame, approved theatrical smoke / haze effects and strobe lighting. Recommended for ages 12+

    For more information or to review the full performance please contact

    Laurel Collins
    Queensland Theatre
    (Programming Project Officer)
    P: AUS +61 7 3010 7606
    M: AUS +61 434 005 084

    Nicholas Paine
    Dead Puppet Society
    (Managing Producer)
    M: AUS +61 449 899 862
    M: USA +1 (646) 752 3252

    Dead Puppet Society acknowledges St. Ann's Warehouse as the original development partner