Numbers

Theatre (drama, new writing)

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  • C venues – C aquila - temple
  • 17:50
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mercury Theatre Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

‘I'm fine’ says Jack. ‘Just been a bit under the weather recently.’ Four is the number of times Jack’s snoozed his alarm this morning, two is the number of buses he missed. Six is the number of grapes he can catch in his mouth and nine hours is the longest he’s gone without eating – while he’s awake anyway. One is the number of times he’s said this all out loud. Set in a counsellor’s waiting room, Numbers is an uplifting look at mental health and masculinity in the modern era. Oxford University National Tour 2019.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Restricted wheelchair access. Level access to ground floor foyer, box office, bar. Seated chair lift to upper floors (requires transfer from wheelchair). Temple space has four steps on entrance to space. Unadapted WCs on ground floor. On-street blue badge parking bay outside 14 Johnston Terrace. Assistance animals welcome. Assistance available – advance notice appreciated. For assisted bookings and to request assistance in advance phone 0131 581 5552. For this performance space: Seated chair lift to 2nd floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to chair lift at ground level, transfer from one stair lift chair to another at first floor level, and transfer back to wheelchair at second floor. Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the chair lift the space is accessed by two flights of stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Kirsty Jones 113 days ago

Outstanding Performance!!

Despite the night when i went to go and see the show it was when one of the actors was feeling unwell, i felt lucky. This was because the writer of the show took his place (I don’t know many writers who would do this) He performed brilliantly alongside his cast members all of which are young and extremely talented. This is a MUST WATCH show especially if you’re a young person like i am, it helped realise that its okay not to be okay for whatever reason, whoever you are. Really powerful performance, on the edge of my seat throughout.

Jamie 120 days ago

I enjoyed the play, it pushed across a very important message about mental health and the actors were brilliant

Eve Whitley 121 days ago

Fantastic performance. Beautifully written, incredible acting and very moving performance. It’s emotional and raw - 100% recommend!

Mark Fletcher 123 days ago

I was absolutely blown away by this production; truly outstanding.


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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 109 days ago

Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there. While I’d never seen a play dealing with mental health in young men before, given the size of the conversation it’s not surprising that a...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

Jack is ‘fine’. Of course he’s ‘fine’. He has friends around him, a beautiful girlfriend and no other problems. What could possibly be wrong?  He’s a bit down, he’s just ‘under the weather’.  A number of familiar sounding excuses converge in the waiting room of a counsellor’s office as Jack...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

It’s a shame that so much detracts from Waddon’s brilliant performance...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

Worth a visit due to its head-on, unique approach to contemporary themes...

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