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
Important NotesNo performances on: Sun 17th and Sun 24th March. There is an additional performance on Mon 18th March at 8.00pm
Theatre InformationMenier Chocolate Factory
Address: 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Underground: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521
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