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A Disappearing Number
On from 10 Oct 2008 till 01 Nov 2008
by Complicite

About: A Disappearing Number

Following its triumph during bite07, multi award-winning hit A Disappearing Number, returns by popular demand.

Taking as its starting point one of the most mysterious and romantic collaborations of all time, this is a story about connections between ideas, cultures and times. In London a man attempts to unravel the secrets of his lover. In Bangalore a woman collapses on a train. In Cambridge in 1914 Englishman GH Hardy seeks to comprehend the ideas of the Indian prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan. A Disappearing Number weaves a provocative theatrical pattern about our relentless compulsion to understand.

Under the artistic direction of Simon McBurney, Complicite is one of the world's leading theatre companies. A Disappearing Number won the 2008 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play.

Performance time: 19:45 (15 Oct 19:00; also 14:30 18 25 30 Oct 1 Nov)
Running time: 120 mins/no interval

Captioned performance 25 Oct 14.30

Post Show Talk 30 Oct
Complicite Teacher's Workshop 16 Oct

Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney
Devised by the Company
Original Music by Nitin Sawhney
Design by Michael Levine

Co-produced by Complicite, barbicanbite07, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, Ruhrfestspiele in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth

Linklaters is delighted to support this production of Complicite’s A Disappearing Number at the Barbican.


'Mind-bending and heart-stopping.' Independent****

‘Dazzling stagecraft…a show that must be seen.’ Time Out***** on A Disappearing Number

'Extraordinary, beautiful piece of theatre.' Evening Standard****

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