by Caryl Churchill
Nuffield at Young Vic
“Punchy, compact and endlessly inquisitive”
The Guardian on Nuffield's original production
"Unsettling, tense and darkly comic"
“Brilliant, gripping and beautifully served… One of Caryl Churchill’s finest plays”
"A virtuoso intensity fuelled by fine performances from John and Lex Shrapnel"
"An ingenious revival"
"Tom Scutt's design is a triumph"
The Sunday Times
Bernard always thought he was an only child – but at the age of 35 he learns the shocking truth. Caryl Churchill pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship.
Played by real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel, A Number is directed by Michael Longhurst with design by Tom Scutt.
Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (except 4 & 8 July): 2.45pm
Sorry but there will be no readmission once the show has begun.
Running time: 50mins with no interval
Tickets: £10, £19.50
Previews: (3 - 6 Jul) £10
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.
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Is Caryl Churchill Britain's greatest living playwright? - The Independent
Father and son John and Lex Shrapnel are not just sharing the stage in their new production – they're confined in a glass cube and can't see the audience - The Guardian
Michael Longhurst talks to Exeunt about A Number and letting his productions take flight
'The stellar young theatremaker who is suddenly everywhere' - The Arts Desk' chats to Michael Longhurst
'Design isn't about drawing, but talking' - Tom Scutt discusses his craft with The Stage
How do you go about designing such a complex set? Stage Technician Tom Robinson explains - The Arts Desk
Direction Michael Longhurst
Design Tom Scutt
Lighting Lee Curran
Sound Richard Hammarton