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God's Dice

God's Dice

By David Baddiel
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848429116, 112 pages, October 2019


Science and religion go head to head in David Baddiel's debut play: a ferociously funny battle for power, fame and followers.

When physics student Edie seems to prove, scientifically, the existence of God, it has far-reaching effects. Not least for her lecturer, Henry Brook, his marriage to celebrity atheist author Virginia – and his entire universe.

God's Dice is an electric tragicomedy about the power of belief and our quest for truth in a fractured world. It premiered at Soho Theatre, London, in October 2019, starring Alan Davies as Henry, and directed by James Grieve.


"A brilliant debut from David Baddiel... his mastery of the stage is mature and his handling of complex themes nearly faultless in this fascinating take on the endlessly vexed question of proving the existence of God... crafted intelligently and elegantly."


"A cracking theatrical gift... a combination of dizzyingly ingenious mathematics, theatrical excitement, genuine human interest and thumping good jokes... intelligent and eminently watchable throughout."

- WhatsOnStage

"A satire straight from heaven."

- Daily Mail

"Top-class theatre… funny, captivating exploration of people's desire for hope, power, legacy and answers with an artfully written script and brilliantly believable characters."

- Londonist