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Mr Darwin’s Tree

At 7pm on Thursday 28 January we will welcome Andrew Harrison who will perform Mr Darwin's Tree

The one man show was commissioned in 2009 for the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth and premiered in Westminster Abbey.

This compelling 75 minute performance focuses on the relationship between Darwin (an agnostic) and his wife Emma (a Christian) and touches on issues around science, faith, love and human destiny.

Tickets are free and are available on our Eventbrite page. If you have any enquiries or accessibility requirements please telephone us on 01904 527315 or email

Please either print off your ticket or display it to us on your smartphone or tablet on the evening.

Murray Watts was a founding member of both Upstream Theatre and Riding Lights Theatre Co. In a career lasting more than 35 years Murray has written for theatre, radio, TV and film. His work as a playwright, screenwriter and children’s writer has won awards nationally and internationally. He is best known for his award-winning play, The Fatherland, produced by the Bush Theatre in 1989 and for his screenplay of The Miracle Maker, which was released in 2000 and which has been seen by millions across Europe and America.

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison began his career with the York-based Riding Lights Theatre Co. touring in many of their musicals, comedies, revues and dramas at the Edinburgh Festival, throughout the UK and abroad. He made his repertory debut at The Northcott Theatre Exeter playing the leads in playing the leads in A Chorus of Disapproval and Serious Money. Other theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern Trelawny of the Wells. Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray; for TV: The life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acre of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania. With Murray Watts he has co-created five solo shows, the most recent of which, Mr Darwin’s Tree, was premiered at Westminster Abbey.