When: 10th – 16th October (no shows on 14th October)
Where: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD
£: Adults £20, concessions £15, students (16+ in higher education) £10 and schools (teachers go free) £6
What is it?
This October, the theatrical show X&Y asks Science Museum audiences… what is the shape of the universe? And does time have an end?
X&Y tells the story of two people trapped in a universe they don’t understand, navigating the known and unknown reaches of their world and confronted for the first time by another human being. This unconventional love story uses humour and mathematics to explore some of the biggest philosophical and scientific questions we ask ourselves.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy says, “Science is full of great stories and this show creates an accessible and playful way to explore them. X&Y uses human relationships to unwrap the language of mathematics and is aimed at anyone who has looked at the night sky and wondered if it goes on forever.”
“We are delighted to be producing such an engaging show, which merges poetry and numbers together on stage,” explained Sam Mason, Commercial Director of the Science Museum. “We’re also pleased that X&Y will move to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester once it finishes the run at the Science Museum, appearing from 30th October – 3rd November.”
More info: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk