A Number, by Caryl Churchill, is playing in the Abbey Theatre Studio this week.
Writing last year, playwright April de Angelis said: ‘A Number may be read as a play about cloning, a dystopian fantasy of a father who banishes the mother from the reproductive process and replicates sons via the lab. When the sons meet they are thrown into a nightmare of identity confusion which leads to tragedy… Deceptive in its simplicity, [it’s] a play for just two actors… and it’s funny. Michael tries to enlighten his father as to what makes him happy. Talking of genes he opines: “We’ve got 30% the same as a lettuce. Does that cheer you up at all?”
You can book your tickets, watch a video and see some rehearsal shots here.