A Number

A Number


Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre presented the London production of Caryl Churchill’s moving father and son drama - A Number - at the new Fugard Theatre Studio from 4 – 29 October 2011. In its South African premiere of the play this production starred Britain’s much loved father and son actors Timothy and Samuel West and was directed by highly regarded British Director Jonathan Munby, with designs by Paul Wills and lighting by Hartley T A Kemp.


"Father and son put on the mother of all performances. Intriguing script, direction of pin-point precision, and an acting masterclass make for a great evening at the Fugard.” - John Maytham, Cape Talk
"...a marvel to see..." - Dirk Binneman, Fine Music Radio
"... theatre that exhilirates and provokes" - Marianne Tham, Sunday Times
“a riveting drama; a sterling production; a gift – unmissable – you can count on A Number” - Brent Meersman, Mail & Guardian
“First class theatre... sheer brilliance... outstanding... provocative and stimulating.. most engaging and entertaining...” - Tyrone August, Cape Times
"powerful performances... The crackling energy and chemistry between (Tim and Samuel West) offer dynamic drama." - Daniel Dercksen, The Writing Studio
"(die) boonste lagie room van produksies van die West End... die stuk (sal) nog lank in jou gedagtes draai." - **** - Marina Nel, Die Burger
"...real-life father and son team brings the intimacy of (the fictional) relationship into sharp relief" - Theresa Smith, Cape Argus Tonight
"A Number makes for fascinating theatre ... engages the mind leaving much to think about long after leaving the theatre" - Sheila Chisholm, FMR
"A Number reaches fearlessly into the heart-churning depths of the emotional spectrum: it is this personal touch that makes the play electric... powerful, wholesome and inspiring piece of theatre." - Mustapha Hendricks, Whats on in Cape Town
"...brilliantly acted by the exceptional British duo." - Matthew Blackman - mahala.co.za
***** ‘Theatre at its powerful best’ - The Sunday Times
***** ‘A sensational play in every sense’ - Sunday Express
**** ‘The West dynasty thrives” - The Times
**** ‘Superb acting from the Wests’ - Evening Standard
**** ‘Jonathan Munby’s riveting revival’ - Mail on Sunday

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    04 Oct 2011 - 29 Oct 2011
  • Duration

    50 minutes