Staged with Complicite’s characteristic elegance and startling visual originality, A Disappearing Number takes as its starting point one of the most mysterious and romantic collaborations of all time. In London a man attempts to unravel the secrets of his lover. In Bangalore a woman collapses on a train. In 1914 Englishman GH Hardy, Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, 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.
When A Disappearing Number was originally staged, it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.
A Disappearing Number has been staged in Germany, Holland, Spain, France, Italy, Australia and arrives in London following performances in India and the United States.
This revival of A Disappearing Number reunites the show’s original cast.