Proof is a play by David Auburn about a daughter who has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. This production directed by Joseph Houston opened at the Hope Mill Theatre for a very limited run.
Lucy Jane Dixon played the role of Catherine, a daughter who inherited her fathers' genius maths abilities. Dixon played the role amazingly and was able to show the audience her range of skills throughout the performance. Dixon also did a brilliant job at exploring the idea of mental illness and what it was like for Catherine to cope.
Samuel Holland played the role of Hal one of Catherine's fathers former students. Holland played his role really well and showed how the death of Robert didn't have an impact on his family. Holland had a great contribution to the play and played the important role of Hal very well.
Angela Costello played the role of Claire (Catherine's sister) Costello did a fantastic job and made the performance comedic in many ways, she showed the audience that just because she looked professional it didnt necessarily mean she was so posh. I particularly loved how Costello played Claire when she was hungover. She showed a wide range of skills and experience in the performance.
David Keller played the role of Robert. I loved how Keller showed the different stages of his mental illness, which he did in a very touching and moving way. Keller played a brilliant role and i could see the chemistry between him and his daughter during the performance.
I particularly loved the set along side with the UV lights and how they showed how both Roberts and Catherine's minds worked and the mathematical brilliance they both had.
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Overall, i loved the performance as It was gripping, thrilling and mind blowing. Joseph Houston created something incredible.