National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre, broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe.
“If you haven’t experienced NT Live yet, I can’t recommend it too highly.” -The Daily Telegraph
This exciting initiative launched its five show pilot season last year with Phèdre starring Helen Mirren. This year’s line-up at the Skirball Center includes an encore screening of Phèdre, Complicite’s A Disappearing Number, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the smash Broadway hit FELA!, Donmar Warehouse's production of King Lear and Frankestein directed by Danny Boyle and Chekov's Russian classic, The Cherry Orchard.
A Disappearing Number
Following its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, this groundbreaking work from internationally acclaimed Complicite, directed by Simon McBurney, was winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
A Disappearing Number embraces the universal relevance of math, which often permeates the most unlikely of scenarios. The play revolves around the mathematical and spiritual nature of infinity, which becomes the link between two mathematicians: one an established Cambridge professor, G.H. Hardy, the other a young, autodidactic genius from India, Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Coproduced by Complicite, Barbicanbite07, Ruhrfestspiele, Weiner Festwochen, and Holland Festival, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
David Annen G.H. Hardy
Firdous Bamji Al Cooper
Paul Bhattacharjee Aninda Rao
Hiren Chate Tabla player
Divya Kasturi Mother/University Cleaner/Dancer
Chetna Pandya Surita Bhogaita/Barbara Jones
Saskia Reeves Ruth Minnen
Shane Shambhu Srinivasa Ramanujan/Dancer
Conceived and Directed by Simon McBurney
Devised by The Company
Original Music by Nitin Sawhney
Design by Michael Levine
Lighting by Paul Anderson
Sound by Christopher Shutt
Projection by Sven Ortel
Costume by Christina Cunningham
*Please note, Skirball Center screenings of National Theatre Live events are on a time-delay and may not be screened on the same evening as the 'live' event.