First performed in 1982 at the Royal Court, London, Insignificance imagines what happens on a hot summer night in 1953 when Albert Einstein is visited in his hotel room by Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph Mcarthy.

In one of the all time great theatre scenes the actress goes on to describe the theory of relativity to the professor using flashlights, helium balloons and a Mickey Mouse toy train.

Defibrillator presented the US premiere of this play in a site-specific venue at the luxurious Langham Place on 5th Avenue, New York City.

The Team

Director- James Hillier

Designer- Amy Jane Cook

Lighting- Christopher Gerson

Sound- Mark Van Hare

Casting- David Caparelliotis & Lauren Port

Producer- Trish Wadley

Line Producer- Hang-a-Tale

Graphic Designer- Rebecca Pitt

Productions Photos- Jenny Anderson

Cast- Michael Pemberton, Max Baker, Susannah Hoffman, Anthony Comis

The combination of politics, sex, brute strength and knowledge makes for a combustible mixture… well played and well-staged. 

Broadway World


See Insignificance as soon as possible. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to see important theatre performed in the most intimate of spaces. 

On Stage


Transports you through time and space and leaves you- like the best of theatre- looking at the world entirely anew.


A well acted, intimate gathering. 

NYDaily News


Astonishing. This heady piece is perfect for a night on the town. 

Manhattan Digest