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A Number

14 February - 14 March 2020 Choose Dates & Book

How might a son feel to discover that he is only one of a number of identical copies? What happens when a father is confronted by the results of an outrageous genetic experiment?

In Caryl Churchill’s thrilling drama, which won the 2002 Evening Standard Award for Best Play, Roger Allam plays Salter, the father. Colin Morgan plays all his sons. Polly Findlay directs.

“What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking, and dramatically thrilling.” Daily Telegraph

“Revelatory production from Polly Findlay”

TimeOut ★★★★★

“Colin Morgan is superb”

Financial Times ★★★★

“Phenomenal performance by Roger Allam”

TimeOut ★★★★★

“Beautifully and also brilliantly designed”

The Telegraph ★★★★
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Ticket prices 
Premium tickets available

Performance schedule
Monday–Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 2.30pm
Wednesday 19 February: 7pm

Approx 1 hour – no interval

Access Performances 
Audio Described: Wednesday 11 March, 2.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 14 March, 2.30pm

From the programme

'Not Ordinary, Not Safe'

Sos Eltis

Caryl Churchill was the most important female playwright of the twentieth century. That is a simple statement of fact. She may well be the most important and influential playwright (of any gender) of the 21st century – which is a far larger statement…

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Roger Allam
Roger Allam
Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan
Richard Rycroft
Understudy Salter
Richard Rycroft
Jesse Rutherford
Understudy B1/B2/Michael
Jesse Rutherford

Creative Team

Caryl Churchill
Polly Findlay
Lizzie Clachan
Marc Tritschler
Lighting Designer
Peter Mumford
Sound Designer
Carolyn Downing
Assistant Director
Hannah Joss
Associate Lighting Designer
Charlotte Burton
Casting Director
Robert Sterne
Associate Designer
Charlotte Espiner
Costume Supervisor
Johanna Coe
Props Supervisor
Lily Mollgaard
Production Manager
Ian Smith