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Stoppard's comedy masterpiece about sex, death… and algorithms
In 1809, in an English country house, Thomasina is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.
In the present, two competing scholars are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. As their studies unfold, the truth about what happened in Thomasina's time is gradually revealed.
Tom Stoppard’s brilliant and absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits - ‘the attraction which Newton left out’.
Arcadia won the Olivier and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play in 1994/5.
Presented by Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society by arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Directed by Kath Torbet.