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.