A Number London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

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Caryl Churchill's award-winning drama explores the consequences of human cloning.

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90 Reviews | 3 Followers
Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you like Churchill's short plays and/or don't mind plays without a sensible resolution to the plot.

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Great staging, Great acting, Clever

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Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
February 21st, 2020

Polly Findlay brilliantly reimagines Caryl Churchill’s cloning play as a kitchen sink drama, powered by a phenomenal performance from Roger Allam... it’s devastating because it feels so familiar.'
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The London Evening Standard
February 19th, 2020

Fine performances by Roger Allam and Colin Morgan galvanise this short, sharp meditation on cloning and identity by Caryl Churchill...This is the nature versus nurture debate minted anew.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 19th, 2020

Within a few minutes of stage-time, Churchill has spawned a human-interest drama of the highest order...This is a short, crunchy evening but the head-spinning stuff of lingering nightmares.'
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The Guardian (UK)
February 19th, 2020

Some of the effects veer to hammy, especially the garishly melancholic piano interludes. As a whole, the play retains its power to provoke, but builds a suspense that is more cerebral than visceral.'
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The Times (UK)
February 20th, 2020

...frustrating that Churchill takes so long to say, ultimately, very little. As an exercise in pure stage technique, A Number has some appeal: drama students should go along with notebooks at the ready.'
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London Theatre
February 20th, 2020

Director Polly Findlay's meticulous and moving production fills the large space of the Bridge... The play remains startling and, for me, even more relevant than when I first saw it at the Royal Court in 2002...'
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February 20th, 2020

Polly Findlay's take on A Number, a troubling hour-long inquisition about the nature of family and the possibilities of modern science...a fine and superbly acted rethinking of a provocative and powerful play.'
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The Arts Desk
February 21st, 2020

A dream team dazzles anew. Roger Allam and Colin Morgan refashion Caryl Churchill's contemporary classic... Anyone expecting an exercise in theatrical penance should prepare for no small share of laughs.'
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