Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama Proof to Play London’s Menier Chocolate Factory

Polly Findlay
'Proof' will begin performances March 13 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.

Polly Findlay will helm David Auburn’s Pulitzer and Tony-winning drama Proof at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The production will begin performances on March 13, with an official opening night on March 20. Proof will play a limited engagement through April 27. Casting has not yet been announced.

In Proof, Catherine has cared for her father Robert, a renowned mathematician, through his mental illness for the past five years. His ex-student, Hal, discovers a ground-breaking proof in Robert’s office but the question is posed: who is the real author of this brilliant work? Catherine struggles to solve this as well the most perplexing problem of all: how much of her father’s madness—or genius—has she inherited?

Proof originally premiered off-Broadway in 2000 before transferring to the Walter Kerr Theatre. The production starred Mary-Louise Parker, Larry Bryggman, Johanna Day and Ben Shenkman. Proof earned three Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Actress in a Play (Parker).

Proof will feature set design by Helen Goddard and lighting design by Paul Anderson.