Gate, LondonIt is a calculated risk to put the 19th-century French mathematician Evariste Galois and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange into the same play. Riskier still to turn their shared hour into what at times promises – or threatens– to be a maths lesson involving abstract algebra. But, aware of their daunting material (and catering for the maths-averse), this evening from the Greyscale theatre company is dished up with relaxed charm and panache. The audience is welcomed by Lucy Ellinson – who is about to play Julian Assange with marvellous presence – and who offers tea in dainty china cups and biscuits. To those of us who decline, she explains that the biscuits will be there throughout "for emergencies".And what might the emergency be? Lorne Campbell and Sandy Grierson's play asks: how do we know what we know? What do we mean by truth (a question that does not date)? What...
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