Catherine has sacrificed her education and social life to care for her brilliant but unstable father during the worst of his mental degeneration. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday Catherine must deal not only with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, but also with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks of Robert’s. As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness or genius will she inherit?

After watching early rehearsals, the music which started to emerge was inspired by three main elements: Robert's graphomania, the sense of loss and loneliness in the play, and the general mathematical obsession with number sequences and prime numbers. The recorded pencil and paper sounds, the irregular off beat piano rhythms, and the overall ambient sound to the music all aim to highlight these, as well as knitting together the changes in pace and mood in the show.

Directed by Sebastien Blanc
Produced by
Front Foot Theatre
Starring Julia Papp, Tim Hardy, Mary-Ann Cafferkey, Kim Hardy
Year 2015
Premiered at The Tabard Theatre