A Disappearing Number
Adapted for radio by Simon McBurney and Ben Power. Based on the stage play by the theatre company Complicite.
An award-winning production exploring our relentless compulsion to understand, and which is a provocative meditation on the beauty of mathematics and the nature of creativity. It was inspired by the story of the collaboration between two of the 20th century's most notable pure mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a poor Brahmin from South India, and Cambridge professor GH Hardy.
Performed by David Annen, Firdous Bamji, Paul Bhattacharjee, Divya Kasturi, Chetna Pandya, Saskia Reeves and Shane Shambhu. With Mick Barnfather, Tamzin Griffin, Tim McMullan and Clive Mendus.
Original music by Nitin Sawhney. Live music performed by Hiren Chate. Original theatre sound design by Christopher Shutt.