#Theatre #Review: A Number @lyceumtheatre @EdSciFest

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6 April 2017 to 15 April 2017

A Number
by Caryl Churchill
directed by Zinnie Harris

“Have you met the others?”

Bernard has spent 35 years believing he’s an only child, one of a kind until he learns the chilling truth. He’s one of ‘a number’ of clones resulting from a nefarious genetic experiment. When he confronts his father, Salter, questions of identity and morality result in an explosive exchange with dire consequences.

A Number showcases Caryl Churchill’s consummate skill in creating brilliantly compelling drama bristling with ideas and is directed by another accomplished playwright, Zinnie Harris. This dynamic two-hander is the starting point for a powerful debate about the boundaries and ethics of science.

A Number is presented in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival alongside a series of talks which will take place before the show

(Source ~ The lyceum.org.uk)

Buy your tickets here ~ Tickets


My Review


With a simple set on stage, two chairs and a cube-like room. You would think the visual aspect would be dull. However, with two terrific actors, Peter Forbes and Brian Ferguson being powerhouses in their own right. It is all that is needed for this one hour play ‘A Number‘ by Caryl Churchill directed by Zinnie Harris.  With Brian Ferguson moving with ease into different characters and Peter Forbes going through a plethora of emotions. The performance and theme are thought-provoking and very enjoyable.


A strong, memorable performance. The show runs until the 15th April 2017 at The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

Five Out Of Five Stars 


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