Mitre Players to provide award-winning Proof, Nov 9-11

The Mitre Players stage David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof at the TMWA Clubhouse in Lime Meadow Avenue, Sanderstead from November 9 to 11.

The Mitre PLayers' cast of Proof, performing in Sanderstead next month

The Mitre Players’ cast of Proof, performing in Sanderstead next month

The four-hander explores family relationships and the correlation between genius and madness.

Director Julie Cumbo says: “Proof is an intriguing and powerful play. The gripping story line with its unexpected twists and turns is a study of relationships – between father and daughter, between sisters and between Catherine and Hal – but also raises questions about trust and belief as opposed to evidence and proof.”

Troubled mathematics student Catherine (played by Joanna Sheldon) has spent years caring for her father Robert (Neil O’Gorman), himself a brilliant but unstable mathematician.

On the eve of his funeral, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire (Jerri Lee Goater), and the attentions of Hal (Paul Grace), a former student, who finds the mathematical proof of a theorem in one of the notebooks her father left behind. Did Robert regain his lucidity enough to write this mathematically historic proof – or is there another explanation?

Performances of Proof start at 7.45pm and tickets at £10 are available from the box office on 07914 763422 or by emailing or by visiting

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