A play performed inside a mirrored cube is the latest offering from Nuffield Theatre.
A Number by Caryl Churchill returns to the Southampton venue after a run in London.
The story, set in the near future, is structured around the conflict between a father called Salter and his sonBernard 1 and that son’s clones Bernard 2, and Michael Black.
Leading British playwright Caryl Churchill’s play poses questions of a complex scientific debate – the moral and human dilemmas when experimentation gets out of control.
Churchill pushes the boundaries of scientific possibility to explore themes of parental guilt, sibling rivalry, the nature/nurture debate and the idea of free will.
This production of A Number was first seen at Nuffield in February 2014.
It transferred to the Young Vic in July 2015, where it played to packed houses during a six-week run. The production received seven four-star reviews in the national press, including The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph.
A Number will return to Nuffield with its original cast of real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel.
Created by Nuffield Associates Michael Longhurst and Tom Scutt – the team behind the four-time Olivier Award-nominated Constellations – A Number features staging that places the cast inside a mirrored cube with the audience seated onstage around the action.
A Number is at Nuffield Theatre from August 19-29.
Tickets: £18, £15 for concessions. Visit nuffieldtheatre.co.uk, call (023) 8067 1771.