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:
With Aleks Krotoski and Pat Kane
Saturday 8 April, 7pm
With James Robertson and Lesley Riddoch
Tuesday 11 April, 7pm
Nature, Nurture, or Neither?
With Steve Jones and Simon Watt
Wednesday 12 April, 7pm
Me, Myself and I
With Christopher Brookmyre and Jenny Lindsay
Thursday 13 April, 7pm
Think of a Number
With Zinnie Harris and David Greig
Saturday 15 April, 7pm
Buy a ticket to one of these talks and a performance of A Number for £25 and save up to £3.50
- Season Ticket Holder Offer: Save £3 per ticket
A Number is not included in the Season Ticket for 2016/17
Cast and Credits
Son Brian Ferguson
Salter Peter Forbes
Director Zinnie Harris
Designer Fred Meller
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Composer/Sound Designer Michael John McCarthy
Assistant Director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir
Dates and Times
6 - 15 April 2017
£10 Preview tickets on sale from 6 March.
Tuesday - Saturday
To be confirmed during rehearsal process.
For Access Performances see below.
Tuesday - Saturday: £20
Unreserved seating all tickets £10 On sale 6 March 2017.
All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016.