Playwright(s): Caryl Churchill
M. John Kennedy
A Number is a 2002 play by the English playwright Caryl Churchill which addresses the subject of human cloning and identity, especially nature versus nurture. The story, set in the near future, is structured around the conflict between a father (Salter) and his sons (Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black) – two of whom are clones of the first one.
Rarely in my theatre going experience has a play conveyed such a disturbing or enthralling impression of domestic weirdness.... An astonishing event.
- Evening Standard
Magnificent.... It combines elegant structural simplicity with an astonishing intellectual and emotional depth.... What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking and dramatically thrilling.
- Daily Telegraph
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