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Bryony Lavery's Origin of the Species Slated for Arcola Theatre

Bryony Lavery's Origin of the Species, a re-imagining of the theory of evolution, will take to the stage of the Arcola Theatre this fall, running October 27 - November 21. The production, to be directed by Tom Littler (Saturday Night, Jingo: A Farce of War), coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's groundbreaking treatise.

In the play, an archaeologist discovers a prehistoric skeleton on a dig in Africa, but doesn't imagine what will follow her discovery; the skeleton returns to life and takes up residence in her small cottage in Yorkshire.

Lavery's plays include the award-winning Frozen as well as Kursk, The Wicked Lady, and Her Aching Heart. The production will feature scenic and costume design by Victoria Johnstone and lighting design by Christopher Nairne.

For more information, visit www.arcolatheatre.com.
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