Acclaimed one-man show Mr. Darwin's Tree tickets now on sale
This year, Pao School is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and has organised a special event programme to coincide with this milestone. One of the most outstanding of these events will be held on 22 April, when British actor Andrew Harris will perform Murray Watts' celebrated one-man play Mr. Darwin's Tree at Pao School. The acclaimed 75-minute performance focuses on the relationship between the famed scientist Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of human evolution, and his wife Emma, and explores issues around science, faith, love and human destiny.
In Mr. Darwin’s Tree, Charles Darwin is depicted in a balanced and realistic manner; the play takes care to show how Darwin struggled to reconcile his theory of natural selection with traditional Christian beliefs. Further, the play depicts Darwin's wife Emma as an erudite and eloquent representative of Christian faith.
'Church Times' described the play as 'a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance' while 'Broadway Baby' said it is 'a rare treat' which 'explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human'.
As part of its mission of whole-person education, Pao School is committed to cultivating an appreciation of the performing arts in its students. This includes offering students - as well as their families and the overall Pao community - the opportunity to attend exceptional performances on campus.
Address: YK Pao School Primary Division, 20 Lane 1251 West Wuding Road
Venue: Auditorium (5F, West Building)
Date: Saturday 22 April 2017, 7PM - 8:15PM
Language: English Only
Ticket Price: ¥100 for adults, ¥50 for students
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MURRAY WATTS is best known for his award-winning play, The Fatherland, produced by the Bush Theatre in 1989 and for the screenplay of The Miracle Maker, which was released in 2000. He has worked with Andrew Harrison on many occasions to create solo performances. Mr. Darwin's Tree is their most recent collaboration.
ANDREW HARRISON’s 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. 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.