Proof at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Proof comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Polly Findlay (Antigone, A Taste Of Honey), and starring Emma Cunniffe, Mariah Gale, Matthew Marsh and Jamie Parker.
Catherine has cared for her father Robert, a renowned mathematician, through his mental illness for the past five years. His ex-student, Hal, discovers a ground-breaking proof in Robert’s office but the question is posed: who is the real author of this brilliant work? Catherine struggles to solve this, and the most perplexing problem of all: how much of her father’s madness – or genius – has she inherited?
Emma Cunniffe as Claire: Theatre includes: Conquest of the South Pole (Arcola / Rose), The Crucible (Regent’s Park), Losing Louis (Hampstead and Trafalgar Studios) and The Entertainer (Old Vic); TV includes: Southcliffe, Doctor Who, The Lakes.
Mariah Gale as Catherine: Theatre includes: Three Sisters (Young Vic), Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet – with David Tennant (RSC), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Southwark Playhouse) – First Prize Ian Charleson Award, Time Out Live Award for Best Newcomer, Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer (2005); TV includes: Skins and Oliver Twist.
Matthew Marsh as Robert: Theatre includes: The Last of the Haussmans (National), Copenhagen (National and Duchess) and Glengarry Glen Ross (Apollo); TV and Film includes: Spooks, Luther, Spygame and The Iron Lady.
Jamie Parker as Hal: Theatre includes: Henry V (Globe), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Chichester / Haymarket), The History Boys (original cast – National/Broadway); TV and Film includes: Parade’s End, The Hour and Valkyrie.
Theatre: Menier Chocolate Factory