2021 Alton Fringe Theatre
“There is grandeur in this view of life ...
from so simple a beginning endless forms
most beautiful and most wonderful
have been, and are being, evolved.”
The year 2009 combines two Darwinian anniversaries -
Using original texts, letters, engravings, etc. our richly illustrated dramatised readings will set out to bridge this gulf by telling the human story of Darwin and his family and at the same time the fascinating scientific story of his voyage around the world in the Beagle. In other words, the genesis of, and reaction to, the central idea in modern biology.
Cars approach from Old Odiham Road and enter opposite the entrance to Alton cemetery
After the success of our January performances the production was revived in November at the Phoenix Theatre in Bordon . This was the first time the Fringe has revived a production and its first appearance at the Phoenix. Penney and her team there were so welcoming and friendly that we hope it will not be our last!
The illustrations will include many (like the one above) from the cornucopia of original documents on www.darwin-
The Web currently provides a fabulous range of Darwin resources -
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin on Line -
Especially good on illustrations and original documents
About Darwin.com -
The Darwin Big Idea Exhibition at the Natural History Museum