Simon Mc Burney

Simon McBurney/Complicite

A Disappearing Number

Archive 2008
Video :

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)
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.