Duke of York's Theatre
St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG
by Tom Stoppard

Duke of York's Theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008
Duke of York's theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 27th May 09
Opens 4th Jun 09
Closes 12th Sept 09
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm

Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

Beotys (Greek & Trad English)
79 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8768
Spaghetti House (Italian)
30 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8168
Browns (British)
82 St Martin's Lane
020 7845 7100

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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

A drama about humanising mathematics into fractal and chaos theory by the humans obsessed by discovering the truth behind given methemtical axioms. Brilliant theatre.

Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia, of 1993 was an award-winning hit - premiered at the National Theatre starring  Laurence Olivier. Now Tom Stoppard's son, Ed Stoppard, plays the more modern mathematician.

This rendition of a brilliant play has received great press and there are many wonderful scenes between the players to enjoy.
It is going to last until 12th September 2009 so best book now unless you miss it.

In April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire. a little girl of 13 shows a gift for mathematics.  She was Lady Thomasina Coverly, also imaginative and creative she is a gifted pupil and is given her own maths teacher who has a way with the ladies. He is occupied, as are the rest of the household in affairs of the heart complete with rivalries and Tomasina has plenty of time to devote herself to becoming a math genius – decidedly uncommon for ladies of the day.

The story is wound in with a parallel 150 years later later when her lengthy pursuits with various algorithms  were again taken up with the discovery of her notebooks.. A mathematician woman Hannah and her shy suitor Valentine coverly - a younger protegé again become absorbed in the same algorithms that heralded fractals and chaos theory so long ago. They are all disquieted by her theory, with its impeccable logic and  surprised when she writes algorithms based on nature.

However the closer they got to the truth the less comprehensible it was to them

•  Samantha Bond - Hannah Jarvis
•  Nancy Carrol - Lady Croom
•  Jessie Cave - Thomasina Coverly 
•  Trevor Cooper - Richard Noakes
•  Sam Cox - Jellaby
•  Lucy Griffiths - Chloë Coverly
•  Tom Hodgkins -  Captain Brice
•  Hugh Mitchell - Augustus/Gus Coverly
•  Neil Pearson - Bernard Nightingale
•  George Potts - Ezra Chater
•  Dan Stevens - Septimus Hodge
•  Ed Stoppard - Valentine Coverly


Set designs - Hildegard Bechtler • costume design - Amy Roberts • Lighting - Paul Anderson • Sound - Simon Baker. • Director - David Leveaux
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