The inspiring multiple-cast run of Nick Payne's multiverse play Constellations continues to wow in the West End. Us lucky critics have already seen two pairs - Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, and Zoë Wanamaker and Peter Capaldi (reviewed here) - as cosmologist Marianne and beekeeper Roland. In Payne's skilful dramatisation of the infinite variations in parallel universes, the couple variously get together or don't, break up for different reasons, get married or don't, and face a major health...
Constellations returns to the West End this summer, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2021. Four casts will take part in Constellations throughout the run, with Constellations tickets on sale now.
One evening, Roland and Marianne attend a barbeque. He's a beekeeper, while she's a cosmologist, gazing at the stars in the hopes of planning her future through multiple universes. Together, Roland and Marianne hit it off, but as the topic of infidelity bubbles to the surface, the pair break up. They've got every possible future stretching out in front of them, with each possibility changing up their relationship. Throughout the play, they meet each other in unexpected situations, with Roland at Marianne's side in her final days.
Constellations is a play that tackles topics of science, relationships and the stars in explosive fashion. Constellations first premiered in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2012. In a five-star review of Constellations for LondonTheatre.co.uk, "It is not exactly clear-cut because the strategy and methodology which this play employs is not easy to decipher with total accuracy. It is, nonetheless, fascinating." Constellations then enjoyed a two month run on Broadway, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson.
Constellations in London is directed by Michael Longhurst, who returns to the production. He's also directed the recent West End revival of Caroline, or Change starring Sharon D. Clarke.
Constellations tickets are on sale now.
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Constellations has four rotating casts, please check here for a full breakdown before you purchase to ensure you book for your desired cast.
Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June - 24 July)
Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July - 11 September)
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June 18th, 2021
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Four stellar and diverse pairings explore the infinite possibilities of the multiverse
Cast and creative
By: Nick Payne
Director: Michael Longhurst
Cast list: Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi, Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas, Russell Tovey, Anna Maxwell Martin, Chris O’Dowd
Design: Tom Scutt
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: David McSeveney
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Can you explain quantum mechanics? How are you on string theory? These are just some of the provoking questions the casts of Constellations answer in these exclusive video interviews. The production of Nick Payne's play about a quantum physicist and a beekeeper investigating their relationship through alternate realities will feature four rotating casts in a production at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End this summer. "I love the idea of all of us in multiple potential universes," says...
Nick Payne's Constellations will return to the West End this summer, with eight different actors appearing in the summer engagement. Constellations is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June - 12 September, with actors including Zoe Wanamaker and Russell Tovey taking part.Constellations will be presented by the Donmar Warehouse at the West End venue, as the Donmar is being refurbished. The Donmar's artistic director Michael Longhurst will direct Constellations.Constellations tells of a beekeeper...