Theatre North presents Dead Puppet Society’s

The Wider Earth

by David Morton

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Mon, Apr 4 2022 7:30pm
  • Tue, Apr 5 2022 11:00am
  • Tue, Apr 5 2022 6:00pm

Running Time

2 hours (inc. interval)


  • $49.90 - Full
  • $44.90 - Concession
  • $29.90 - Child 16 and under
  • $134 - Family (4)
  • $44.90 - Friends Full
  • $41.90 - Friends Concession

The Wider Earth

★ ★ ★ ★ 'A beautiful event – visually amazing '
Mail on Sunday

Before Darwin changed the world, one voyage changed his life.

The award-winning drama The Wider Earth tells the story of the rebellious young Charles Darwin. Join the twenty-two year old Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry, cinematic projections and an original score by Lior and Tony Buchen all combine to bring to life uncharted landscapes and incredible creatures in this highly ambitious theatrical event.

A Dead Puppet Society, Trish Wadley Production and Glass Half Full Productions production

'No praise could be too high for The Wider Earth, QTC’s astonishingly original collaboration with Brisbane’s youthful Dead Puppet Society.'
The Australian
★ ★ ★ ★ 'A family-friendly account of Darwin’s five-year voyage on HMS Beagle'
Evening Standard

Supported by Dead Puppet Society, Australian Government RISE Fund and Australia Council for the Arts.

Image by Prudence Upton

Show Info

Recommended for ages 12+, and kids 8+ will enjoy the spectacle!

Contains haze effects and strobe lighting

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit

Staggered Arrival times will be applied and details will be sent in a pre-show email 48 hours prior to performance.

Check In Tas

Patrons are still required to check in using the Check In Tas app. This is because our venues are managed under the Tasmanian Events Framework.

Mask Wearing 

Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.  

Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.

School group pricing available. Contact our Box Office for details.

Access Seating: Please call the box office on 6331 0052 to discuss options. For More information click here

Processing Fee Info: A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

Creative Team

  • Director and Co-Designer - David Morton
  • Creative Producer - Nicholas Paine
  • Associate Director - Matt Seery
  • Co-Designer - Aaron Barton
  • Composers - Lior and Tony Buchen
  • Sound Designer - Tony Brumpton
  • Associate Sound Designer - Brady Watkins
  • Projection Designer - Justin Harrison
  • Original Lighting Designer - David Walters
  • UK and Tour Lighting Designer - Lee Curran
  • Associate Lighting Designer - Christine Felmingham
  • Dramaturg - Louise Gough