The origin of species at Johnshaven and Laurencekirk

A musical comedy for young and old alike, the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea is set to be told at Johnshaven Village Hall.

The Origin of Species is 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.

Performed by award winning Tangram Theatre Company, The Origin of Species was a sell out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and at the Brighton Festival 2010. It’s science made both fascinating and fun and was described by one reviewer as “Witty, clever, absurd…. Comic Genius………Grown ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem.”

The performance at Johnshaven Village Hall starts at 7.30pm on Saturday March 23 with tickets priced at £9 (full) and £7 (concession) available from Johnshaven Stores, online at or by phoning 01561 361956.

The show is also touring to the Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk on the March 21.

For full details, visit All performances are supported by NEAT, Creative Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.