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Hilarious Mathematical Theatre
Courtesy of Christine Matthews
This October, the mathematical theatre X&Y show asks the London Science Museum… What is the shape of the universe? Is it infinite? And does time have an end? Created by Twin Primes Theatre Company, X&Y opens on 10th October.
Marcus Du Sautoy Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University (in his professional acting debut), and Victoria Gould, Complicite actress and Mathematician, share their 'unconventional love story' involving maths, science and theatre.
If you are thinking what the heck is mathematical theatre? Be ready to expand your mind beyond measure and explore the shape of space. The wonderfully simple set and fantastic lighting becomes (almost) infinite with a little imagination. The maths geeks inside of me was beaming!
The show tells the story of two people trapped in a universe they don't understand, navigating the known and unknown within their world and confronted for the first time by another human being. This unconventional love story uses humour and mathematics in a really clever way to explore some of the biggest philosophical and scientific questions we ask ourselves, with real life parallels.
X&Y is truly a fascinating show that is brilliantly engaging. For more from Marucs Du Sautoy, listen to his views on the best 'moments of genius' - Euclid's discovery of infinity. here