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Cuth’s Drama Society, Durham University presents:


a new play by Imogen Usherwood


‘Just because something’s imaginary doesn’t mean it isn’t real.’

‘Actually, in numerical terms, that’s exactly what it means.’

‘But I’m not a number, am I?’

It’s late. Evelyn has a maths exam in the morning. Luckily, Stella is here to keep her company, just like she always has been – a companion since childhood, Stella is a reflection of Evelyn’s Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Tonight of all nights, one argument changes everything between them. They need to come to some sort of arrangement, because things just can’t carry on like this.


Number Theory is a two-woman show about mental health, pure mathematics and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. 


Number Theory was first presented as a scratch night piece at Maiden Speech 2019 in the Tristan Bates Theatre, before a run at the Assembly Rooms Theatre for the Durham Drama Festival 2020.


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Evelyn - Helena Baker

Stella - Hatty Tagart


Photos by Manu Kanwar

Graphic design by Esalan Gates


Tickets £12

Suitable for ages 12+

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