The Origin of Species (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The Origin of Species

An excitable young Darwin receives an audience in his study, and keeps the tempo rolling with an hour of life’n’works backstory as he prepares his latest work (The O of S, of course) for publication. As he sings, ‘I’ve got a point to get across’, but acoustic guitar and audience participatory tactics keep the didacticism sweet.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 18, 25), 12.15pm, £7 (£5.50).

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