The premise of Mosquitoes focuses on two sisters, Alice and Jenny. Alice is a scientist living and working in Geneva, consumed by and defined by her work as a particle physicist at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) to the detriment of her troubled teenage son, Luke. Jenny is visiting from the UK. She defines herself by her failure as a parent - she is mourning her daughter, who died of measles as a result of her mother’s refusal to give her the MMR vaccine for fear that it was linked to autism. However the play is far from a conventional family drama. Whilst it is a story of sibling love, it also explores subjects which are closely linked to the practice of science, such as faith and reason, certainty and uncertainty, the pursuit of excellence and scientists’ constant struggle to balance their research ambitions with family life.
Royal Exchange, Royal Court, Liverpool Everyman, Bluecoat, Printroom all had discounted playtext-programmes (NHB or Faber) for new plays I've seen there. At the Royal Court they seem to go back to full price after the run though the RX and RC both have sales/offers, too. Not sure why the NT should be more expensive, when I imagine it's richer than the others - or does it also assume a much richer clientele who can afford higher prices?