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Tangram Theatre is set to bring its critically acclaimed and award-winning musical comedy about the life of Charles Darwin to the area.

Having toured extensively nationwide alongside international dates, the first tour of The Origin of Species entertained more than 10,000 audience members.

As part of a return to the UK, this production is playing at Alford Corn Exchange next Saturday, at 8pm, and Spilsby Theatre, on Thursday, January 28, at 7.30pm.

The show (suitable for ages 11-plus) tells the story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him more than 20 years before came to publish his idea.

It was nominated for the Adelaide Fringe Best Production and Best Performer Awards in 2009 and won a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. In the press, it has been hailed as ‘remarkably inventive’ and ‘thoroughly entertaining’.

A spokesman for Tangram Theatre said: “It’s a show packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your own cousin.”

Tickets from 01507 463666 (Alford Corn Exchange, priced at £8 for adults, £5 for children) or 01790 752936 (Spilsby Theatre, priced at £10 for adults, £9.50 for concessions).