Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 90

Darwin) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Robbie http://www.darwinrobbie.com/index.htm "Absorbing and intriguing..." Sir David Attenborough ESPAI LA SENIETA THEATRE (MORAIRA) 7th APRIL 2016 at 20:00h 8th APRIL 2016 at 20:00h 9th APRIL 2016 at 19:30h Tickets € 15 Christopher Robbie portrays Charles Darwin, the Victorian scientist famed for his theory of evolution by natural selection. This one-man play touches lightly on Darwin the scientist and then focuses in on Darwin the man. Likeable and deeply thoughtful, he did not set out to contradict the Bible or rock the establishment. Yet his theory of evolution by natural selection had tremendous impact in its day and is still a powerful tool today in the study of life, past and present, on this planet. "Beyond Paradise". . . perfectly encapsulates Darwin as a family man at Down House, Darwin as an experimenter and observer, and Darwin as a thinker and a writer." - John Thackray, Natural History Museum Archivist Christopher ROBBIE trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. In the theatre he has achieved notable success in the plays of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Lope de Vega, Calderon, Euripedes and Arthur Miller. Whilst enjoying a four year period with The Royal Shakespeare Company, he found himself at Stratford playing the title rôle on the opening night of King Lear after Robert Stevens had become ill – an opportunity which led him to being given the rôle in his own right when the production transferred to the Barbican Theatre in London. Christopher has also worked as director and designer and his play "The Sirens of Eroc", written under the nom-de-plume of James Alan, was presented at the Barons Court Theatre in April 2001. He has made many television and film appearances - his most recent film being 'Enemies Closer', filmed in Bulgaria and starring Jean Claude Van Damm, but his passion for theatre remains pre-eminent. In 2013 he completed a nationwide stage tour of The Hobbit - playing the wizard