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Simon Mc Burney

Simon McBurney/Complicite

A Disappearing Number


    • Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national
      September 27 to October 3
    A play about mathematics sounds far from riveting but McBurney and his company Complicite pull-off this tour de force. The figure of an Indian man - who made headlines because of his uncanny ability to resolve the most complex equations - inspires an exploration of how the obsession with knowledge, the pursuit of infinity, is also a quest for happiness. 
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    A Disappearing Number

    Conception and direction, Simon McBurney
    Created by the Company

    Original score, Nitin Sawhney
    Scenography, Michael Levine
    Lighting, Paul Anderson
    Sound, Christopher Shutt
    Video, Sven Ortel pour Mesmer
    Costumes, Christina Cunningham

    Casting ongoing
    A coproduction by  Complicite ; Barbican bite07 ; Wiener Festwochen ; Holland Festival  ; Ruhrfestspiele
    in association with the Royal Plymouth Theatre .
    Co-realized by the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
    This show won a 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
    With the support of  British Council and the Onda

    A show presented within the context of the European Cultural Season in France (1st of July-31st of December 2008)