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Show and Tell

Collapsing Creation at the Downstage

In Celebrating the publication "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin, the downstage theater in association with Conditional Productiions  presents the Collapsing creation.

Arthur Meek's bold new play explores the courage of a visionary who must battle his conscience and soul to change the world and find the strength to face the fallout.

In  the Origin of Species confronts the rigid scientific orthodoxy of his time ,challenges religioin including the profound faith of his wife Emma and ultimatelt evoves into ideas beyond his imagination or control.




Each Saturday during season

Learn what New Zealand’s  experts think on a range of subjects relating to Darwin and evolution. Guest speakers include experts from Te Papa, GNS and the Allan Wilson Centre. A document with the full lecture/ debate schedule follows.

Dates: 5-28 NOV

Times: 6:30pm Tue-Wed and 8pm Thu-Sat.

Prices: $25 to $45.  Meet the Artists: Tue 10 NOV

Matinee: Sat 21 NOV – 2pm

Downstage Theatre Society 45th Birthday event: Fri 20 NOV

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (04) 801 6946 or in person at Downstage’s box office. For up-to-date information visit

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