©Stephanie Berger
©Stephanie Berger

Conceived and directed by

Simon McBurney

Devised by

The Company

Original music

Nitin Sawhney

Design

Michael Levine

Lighting

Paul Anderson

Sound

Christopher Shutt

Projection

Sven Ortel

Costume

Christina Cunningham

Associate director

Catherine Alexander

Revival associate director

Douglas Rintoul

Cast

David Annen, Firdous Bamji, Paul Bhattacharjee, Hiren Chate, Divya Kasturi, Chetna Pandya, Saskia Reeves, Shane Shambhu

A Disappearing Number tells the true story of Cambridge professor GH Hardy's extraordinary collaboration with Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematician from Chennai who, with almost no formal training, made some of the most important mathematical discoveries of the 20th century.

Interwoven with the modern-day tale of mathematician Ruth and her bemused but devoted husband, the play is a celebration of the questions that lie beneath our understanding of the world, and, above all, the beauty of numbers. 

 

A Complicite co-production with barbicanbite07, Ruhrfestspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Tour

2010

New York, Mumbai, Hyderabad, West End

2008

Barcelona, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Paris, Barbican London, Milan, Sydney

2007

Plymouth, Warwick, Recklinghausen, Vienna, Amsterdam, Barbican London

Awards

2008

Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play

2007

The Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play
Evening Standard Award for Best New Play

Rehearsal Notes are available from the shop

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