By Carl Djerassi

    19:45, Tue 25th – Sat 29th October 2005 at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 3

    Sir Isaac Newton: hero, genius and England’s leading scientific thinker. What will he do to keep it that way? When Newton accuses German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz of plagiarising his invention of calculus, he begins a bitter conflict over priority. Newton assembles a committee of eleven honourable men, all Fellows of the Royal Society, to adjudicate on the matter. But is their decision really their own? When reputations are at stake, what place do morals have in deciding who was first?

    Calculus reveals a darker side of Newton, who was recently voted Man of the Millennium, examining whether his calculations went far beyond mathematics alone.

    Free talks discussing the themes explored in Calculus will precede each performance. Talks are open to all and will begin at 6:30pm in the ADC bar. For further details of speakers please visit


    Colley Cibber/Leibniz
    Sir John Vanbrugh/Newton
    Margaret Arbuthnot
    Louis Frederick Bonet
    Abraham de Moivre
    John Arbuthnot
    Lday Brasenose
    Francis Aston

    Production Team

    Technical Director
    Lighting Designer
    Sound Designer
    Master Carpenter
    Production Electrician
    Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Front of House Manager –
    Master Seamstress –
    Hair & Wig Consultant –
    Hair & Make-up –
    Crisis Management –