Darwin in Malibu by Crispin Whittell opens tonight for previews at the newly reopened Hampstead Theatre, London. The cast features Oliver Ford Davies as Charles Darwin; Nigel Planer as Samuel Wilverforce, The Bishop of Oxford; Cressida Whyte as Sarah; and Douglas Henshall as Thomas Huxley.
Of course, that last name is the reason for the promotional weblog entry here.
Though there are a select band of us who wish otherwise, and he has certainly not been an inactive performer, Henshall is largely unknown and underrated in the popular consciousness. He's the reason I am busting my guts to try and get myself to London to see the play (I only wish I could get more than once but its looking unlikely).
Comments on the reviews - and a personal review - will of course appear here in due course.