Darwin's Flood

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472515759.00000028
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (4) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Darwin’s Flood asks the big questions about life and death with a little help from some of history’s greatest and most controversial philosophers and thinkers. On the night of his death, Charles Darwin is visited by the Belfast-accented Jesus Christ on a bicycle, Nietzsche in a time-travelling wheelbarrow and bondage fetishist Mary Magdalene via helicopter as he comes to grips with his worst nightmare – God exists and evolution doesn’t.

Hailed by the Evening Standard as ‘an explosive and wittily anachronistic collision of historical perspectives on evolution’, it is one of Wilson’s most surreal and provocative plays.

Darwin’s Flood was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, on 6 May 1994.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Snoo Wilson

ISBN: 9780413741806

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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