Into The Numbersby Christopher Chen had a sold out run at the Finborough Theatre in January 2018.
It was produced by Arsalan Sattari Productions.
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, Into the Numbers is a thrillingly innovative theatrical exploration of the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide.
In December 1937, in Nanking, then capital of China, occurred one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – the rape, torture and murder of 300,000 Chinese civilians and the systematic mass execution of soldiers by the Japanese army.
In 2004, Iris Chang, famed author of The Rape of Nanking, a chronicle of the massacre that brought it back into public consciousness, committed suicide at the age of 36. What begins as a standard lecture and interview with the celebrated author, soon descends into a surreal nightmare. As ghosts from her research appear, she tries desperately to find order in the midst of mental chaos.
Set & Costume Designer Issy Van Braeckel Lighting Designer Matt Cater Sound Designer Ben Winter Movement Director Amy Warren Associate Director Quentin Beroud Production Photographer Scott Rylander
CAST: Elizabeth Chan, Timothy Knightley, Jennifer Lim, Amy Molly & Mark Ota.
Reviews “Georgie Staight directs with great clarity.” ★★★★ Michael Billington, The Guardian.