Nuffield’s hit production of A Number will return to Southampton this August, following a near sell-out run at the Young Vic in London.
The production, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Constellations‘ Michael Longhurst, was first seen at The Nuffield in February 2014. It then transferred to the Young Vic in July 2015, where it played to packed houses over a six-week run. The production also received seven 4-star reviews in the national press, including The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, and The Evening Standard.
The production will once again feature real-life father and son duo, John and Lex Shrapnel in the leading roles. Churchill’s play is set in the near-future and addresses the subject of human cloning and identity, as well as the idea of nature versus nurture. The story is structured around the conflict between a father and his three sons – two of whom are clones.
Akin to Longhurst’s fantastical design on Constellations, A Number features some ingenious staging, which places the cast inside a mirrored cube, with the audience seated on-stage around the action – offering a unique experience of the play.
A Number will run at The Nuffield Theatre from 19th-29th August 2015. Ticket details and more information can be found on their website.