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Tickets are now on sale for the play Darwin and FitzRoy
One was the father of evolution; the other a father of meteorology. Both men changed the world - but while one man is revered, the other is forgotten.
Set during the voyage of the Beagle and in later years, Darwin & FitzRoy plots the friendship and tension between Charles Darwin and the Beagle's captain, Robert Fitzroy. Both men of science and men of faith, Juliet Aykroyd's witty and poignant play charts charts the relationship between two giants of modern science on their celebrated voyage around the world, and catalogues the demons besetting both.
Uniquely, every performance of this play will be preceded by an event exploring Fitzroy's life, life scientific under sail, the music inspired by the Sea and the use of old ship's logs in modern climate research. Accompanying the play and the events will be an exhibition of weather-inspired art by two Reading artists, Julia Rogers and Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields.
Find out more abd book tickets here: http://www.progresstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/darwin-and-fitzroy