A Number


In ‘A Number’, Caryl Churchill explores the consequences and pitfalls of the artificial creation of humans. Bernard’s belief that he was an only child is shattered by the news that he has a number of cloned siblings sharing his exact DNA. In this two-man play, the balance of science and ethics becomes unsettled; the repercussions of this fall harshly on a father and his son. Churchill’s exploration of human cloning also tackles the importance of role models in a child’s upbringing, and vast differences between the genetically identical ‘Bernards’ shake up the plot of this drama.

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Charlie Randall – Bernard 1/2 & Michael
Tom Smythe – Salter

Creative Team
Oliver Bray – Director
Marcus Taylor – Assistant Director