Disappearing Number by Complicite - Novello 10 Sep


Complicite's A Disappearing Number, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, devised by the company, at the Novello Theatre from 10 to 25 Sep 2010.

The show originally opened at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in March 2007, later playing as part of Barbican BITE, going on to win Best New Play at the Laurence Olivier Awards, Evening Standard Awards; and the Critics’ Circle Awards.

The play will feature the original 2007 company – David Annen, Firdous Bamji, Paul Bhattacharjee, Hiren Chate, Divya Kasturi, Chetna Pandya, Saskia Reeves, Shane Shambhu.

It is co-produced by Complicite / barbicanbite07, Ruhrfestspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.

A man mourns the loss of his lover, a mathematician mourns her own fate. A businessman travels from Los Angeles to Chennai pursuing the future; a physicist in CERN looks for it too. The mathematician GHHardy seeks to comprehend the ideas of the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in the chilly English surroundings of Cambridge during the First World War. Ramanujan looks to create some of the most complex mathematical patterns of all time. We are all looking. The question is who can see.

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