Lucy Prebble’s The Effect is well-represented in the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards longlist 2013. As well as listing in the Best Play category, Billie Piper and Jonjo O’Neill both make the longlist for acting awards. Rupert Goold is listed in the Best Director category.
The shortlist will be announced on November 8th, ahead of an award ceremony at the Savoy Hotel on 17th November 2013.
The similarity between mathematics and the constructed world of the theatre is one of the themes addressed in X&Y, a new production recently performed at London’s Science Museum. Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and actor Victoria Gould, who play the two characters X and Y, joined forces to develop the play after working together previously on Complicite theatre company’s A Disappearing Number. X&Y will also be performed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester between the 30th October and 3rd November 2013 as part of Manchester Science Festival.