By Nick Payne
Directed by Grace Reinhold-Gittins
“This exceptional new romantic drama packs more into an hour or so than most manage in three.”
Charles Spencer, Telegraph on the opening performance at The Royal Court ★ ★ ★ ★
“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible — and so emotionally devastating?”
Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Constellations’ is a multi-award winning play revolving around the idea that we are all apart of a universe in which at any moment several different outcomes can exist simultaneously. The two characters meet in a variety of scenes, showing different ways in which their encounters could have turned out as a result of factors ranging from previous relationships to the tone of voice used. The key with this play is the interaction and chemistry between the two characters. It really draws the audience in, making you think about how you approach conversations every single day without realising how heavily this affects the outcome of the conversation, or even the relationship.
This play will be performed with a ‘Thrust Stage’ with the audience on three sides giving the actors a greater opportunity to connect with the audience in the intimate setting of The Studio.
- Roland (playing age mid 20’s – late 30’s) is a very laidback bee-keeper, who isn’t confident in a lot of things but is confident in the reliability of bees, they have one goal and one life cycle which doesn’t falter.
- Marianne (playing age mid 20’s – late 30’s) is very intelligent, witty and works in the field of quantum cosmology. Even when her mind starts to fail her, science appears to still bring her peace of mind.
Scripts are available to borrow and return from behind the Box Office. If you have any questions at all, please drop Grace an e-mail or give her a call.