Caryl Churchill’s father and son play, A Number, starring Timothy and Samuel West (real father and son), opens at The Fugard Theatre this week.
Directed by Jonathan Munby, the play examines the intricate concept of identity, the age-old question of “nature versus nurture” and the highly controversial concept of human cloning.
This production (unexpectedly) really made me push my camera to it’s limits. There were a number (excuse the pun) of photographic challenges to try and capture a variety of interesting shots.
I love this one because it was literally “a shot in the dark”, one where you keep snapping with a small chance that you might capture something without being able to see. Two beams of light move around the stage rather quickly during a scene change and I caught one as it moved over Tim West. Magic! Like capturing a firefly, so exciting.
We are very fortunate to have a production of this calibre in Cape Town at the moment, thanks to Eric Abraham and The Fugard theatre for bringing it to our doorstep. The London reviewers say:
***** ‘Theatre at its powerful best’ The Sunday Times
***** ‘A sensational play in every sense’ Sunday Express
**** ‘The West dynasty thrives” The Times
**** ‘Superb acting from the Wests’ Evening Standard
**** ‘Jonathan Munby’s riveting revival’ Mail on Sunday