Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, the European premiere of Into the Numbers by multi-award-winning American playwright Christopher Chen opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited season.
In 2004, Iris Chang, famed author of The Rape of Nanking, a chronicle of the massacre that brought it back into public consciousness, committed suicide at the age of 36. What begins as a standard lecture and interview with the celebrated author, soon descends into a surreal nightmare. As ghosts from her research appear, she tries desperately to find order in the midst of mental chaos.
Into the Numbers is a thrillingly innovative theatrical exploration of the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide, as well as the toll media saturation plays in the process.
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
ISABELLA VAN BRAECKEL
REVIEWS & AWARDS
★★★★ 'A REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE' THE GUARDIAN
'INTENSE, EARNEST, ABSORBING PRODUCTION' INDEPENDENT
'CHAN IMPRESSES IN A CLEAR-SIGHTED PRODUCTION' EVENING STANDARD
'DIRECTION STYLISH, ACTORS ENGAGING' BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
★★★★ BROADWAY WORLD
★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE
★★★★ THEATRE BUBBLE
★★★★★ SPY IN THE STALLS
BIOS AT DATE OF SHOW
Theatre includes B!rth (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), The Sugar-coated Bullets of Bourgeoisie (HighTide Festival Theatre), The Odyssey (Almeida Theatre), Caught, Hamlet is Dead (Arcola Theatre), Light Shinning in Buckinghamshire (National Theatre), Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse), Chimerica (Almeida Theatre, Headlong Theatre and West End), The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland), Greenland (National Theatre), Don’t Shoot the Clowns (Fuel Theatre), An Argument About Sex (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh) and Cinderella (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith).
Television includes Coronation Street, Motherland, Carters Get Rich, The Last Dragonslayer, Last Tango in Halifax, Cucumber, Holby City, Black Mirror – The Entire History of You, Spirit Warriors and Silent Witness.
Trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier Paris and Drama Centre London.
★★★★ 'EXCELLENT, FUNNY, POIGNANT PIECE' THEATRE BOX
★★★★ 'MOVING AND REALLY FUNNY' SPY IN THE STALLS
★★★★ LONDON PUB THEATRES
★★★★ PRESTRIDGE SQUARED
★★★★ REVIEWS HUB
★★★★ PAUL IN LONDON
'FASCINATING' THE STAGE
'HUMAN AND BOLD' YOUNGER THEATRE
'HORRORS INESCAPABLE' LONDONIST
'DREAMLIKE' VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
'INVIGORATING' ONCE A WEEK THEATRE
PRODUCED BY ARSALAN SATTARI
IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEIL MCPHERSON
AT FINBOROUGH THEATRE
SCHEDULES & TICKETS
2 - 27 January 2018
Prices 2, 3 January– £12
Prices until 17 January 2018 – £16 (£14 conc)
Tues £14 all seats | Fri & Sat £16 all seats
£10 for Under 30s Tues to Sun of the first week.
£12 for residents of the RBKC on Sat 7 October 2017
Prices from 16 October 2018 – £18 (£16 conc)
Tues £16 all seats | Fri & Sat £18 all seats
AGES 16+ | STRONG LANGUAGE | CONTENT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING | FLASHING LIGHTS