A Number - Old Vic London

A Number tickets at the Old Vic theatre, London

The Old Vic, London

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★★★★★ “Astonishing” – The Guardian

Every parent makes mistakes. Salter makes a number of them.

Now 35 years later, his only child realises he’s not alone.

Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) play father and sons in this Old Vic revival of Caryl Churchill’s gripping drama A Number about what it costs to start again.

20 years on from its world premiere, A Number feels as vibrant as ever.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner , A Number is playing at the Old Vic from 24 January to 19 March 2022.


Reviews of A Number

★★★★★ "Astonishing...Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu scintillate as father and sons" The Guardian
★★★★★ "Genius. A deep dive into what makes us human" Financial Times
★★★★★ "This is a masterclass on how a revival can come blazing to new life in the right hands" The Guardian
★★★★ "Tour de force turns from Paapa Essiedu and Lennie James... A terrific piece of acting" Evening Standard
★★★★ "Directed by Lyndsey Turner, ignited by magnificent performances from Paapa Essiedu and Lennie James, the play has a new luminosity" The Observer
★★★★ "Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu are wonderful in Caryl Churchill’s unnerving cloning drama" TimeOut
★★★★  Average review score

Show Information

Age restrictions
14+
Running time
1 hour 5 minutes (no interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 19 March 2022

Important Notes

Includes sensitive subject matter including reference to suicide, violence, trauma and bereavement.


Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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