Taking as its starting point one of the most mysterious and romantic collaborations of all time, A Disappearing Number 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.

The production won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.

For more information about A Disappearing Number at the Barbican theatre, read our First Night Feature.

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