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Clones Expose a Moral Dilemma. "A Number" by Caryl Churchill. State Theatre of South Australia [review]

By Murray Ross Bramwell


Whenever the subject of cloning human beings is raised, images from cinema science fiction are never far behind. With herds of mindless, robotic replicants - whether the smooth limbed Aryans in Blade Runner or the nasty battalions of squelchy orcs in The Lord of the Rings - they invariably equate cloning, or some similar form of duplication, with mass production and the machinations of evil-doers. But what if cloning was for much more likely human reasons - to replace a loved one who has died, a child for instance, and what if there was only one

Topics: Theatre Reviews, Drama Reviews, Theatre, Drama, Marion Potts, Gaelle Mellis, Frank Gallacher, Marcus Graham
Publisher: The Australian
Year: 2004
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