DARWIN: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel
Adapted for the stage by Mephisto Theatre Company
“She’d be the engineer of all his happiness. Bees shifted honey-bags up his spine. He was roses burning alive and she was the haze above tropical forest …”
In these extraordinary poems Ruth Padel illuminates the development of Darwin’s thought, the drama of discovery of evolution and the fluctuating emotions of Darwin the husband, the naturalist and the tender father. Now, Mephisto Theatre Company have transformed Darwin: A Life in Poems into an immersive performance that captures the essence of Darwin’s humility, humanity and breadth of scientific vision.
“Exquisite, precise and moving poems…” Claire Tomalin on Darwin: A Life in Poems.
DARWIN: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel, adapted for the stage by Mephisto Theatre Company, premiered at Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2012 at the Town Hall Theatre Studio, Galway.
Cast: Caroline Lynch
Lighting, sound and visuals: Emma O’Grady