Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, with original music by Nitin Sawhney and design by Michael Levine, the play is inspired by one of mathematics' most mysterious and romantic collaborations: between Indian autodidact Srinivasa Ramanujan and Cambridge professor GH Hardy. Described in publicity materials as "simultaneously a narrative and an enquiry," it crosses three continents and several stories "to weave a complex and evocative pattern about man's relentless compulsion to understand."
Casting details are still to be confirmed.
The play will also tour Barcelona, Paris and India this year.
The box office for the Barbican run opens May 20. For tickets call 0845 120 7550; for further details visit www.barbican.org.uk/bite.