Devised by the company, inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling and Darwin's theory of evolution


Olivia Jacobs
Writer/Creative Producer
Toby Mitchell
Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer
Will Evans
Yvonne Stone
Music and Sound
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions
Scenic Construction
KW Props
Thanks to
Our original devisers Caroline Garland, Felix Hayes, Alan Park and Luanna Priestman; Jane Mainwaring, Katie Edwards and everyone at the National History Museum for all their help and advice; Chris Riddell (for the fantastic illustration); all at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham; the Tall Stories board members.

Special thanks to Old Town Clothing for sponsoring and supplying the explorers’ trousers.

Previous team members

Alan Park (original production), Luanna Priestman (original production), Caroline Garland, Felix Hayes, Paul Lancaster, Charlotte Thompson, Yvette Clutterbuck, Phil Yarrow
Original Stage Manager
Wyn Williams