Twin Primes Theatre Company was founded by Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould.

Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He is the author of three books: The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine and most recently The Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous radio and TV series including a four part documentary called The Story of Maths for BBC4 and a three part series The Code for BBC2. In 2009 Marcus was awarded the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, the UK’s premier award for excellence in communicating science, and in 2010 he received an OBE for services to science.

Actress and mathematician Victoria Gould studied Physics at the University of Manchester and Applicable Mathematics at Cranfield University. Her work for Complicite includes Endgame, Artistic Collaborator on A Disappearing Number, Shun-kin and The Elephant Vanishes. Victoria is a founder member of devised theatre company Radio City Theatre.

Marcus and Victoria met while working on A Disappearing Number, Complicite’s multi award-winning play about mathematics. X&Y has developed from that collaboration, and pursues many of the questions at the heart of A Disappearing Number.

x&y  is co-produced by Complicite ( and the Science Museum (


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