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Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CHARLES Darwin: Collapsing Creation, by Arthur Meek, is to receive its European premiere at the Jack Studio Theatre, where it runs from Tuesday, August 20 to Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation recounts the courage of a visionary who must battle his conscience to change the world and find the strength to face the fallout.

Arthur Meek’s award-winning play gives a heartfelt account of what happens when faith and reason collide.

This European premiere marks the 160th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

Arthur Meek is a New York-based New Zealand playwright. He has held the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and the CNZ Playmarket Playwrights Studio Scotland Residency.

Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation is presented by Kākāriki Theatre Company, which is dedicated to showcasing great New Zealand writing and theatre. This is their first production in the UK.

Charles Darwin: Collapsing Creation is directed by Jessica Jeffries and has lighting design by Sam Thomas and sound design by Nicola Chang. Casting will be announced shortly.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions (previews £10). To book, call the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.75 fee for phone bookings only) or visit

Time: 7.30pm.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: One Giant Leap from Arrows & Traps Theatre Company (until July 27) and Katheryn Howard by Catherine Hiscock (July 30 to August 3, 2019).