‘Constellations’ to play at Vaudeville Theatre this summer
Four different pairs will star in the two-hander throughout the run.
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 and cosmologist, who through their romantic relationship believe that multiple forces are at work. After a world premiere at the Royal Court starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins, the play transferred to the Duke of York’s in 2012.
The company of actors includes Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah in select performances from 18 June - 1 August. Atim is an Olivier Award-winning actress best known for starring in Girl from the North Country, with Jeremiah’s television credits including Humans and Black Mirror.
Peter Capaldi and Zoe Wanamaker are the second couple to appear in Constellations, in select performances from 23 June - 24 July. Capaldi is perhaps best known as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, but has appeared in stage shows such as The Ladykillers at the Garrick Theatre. He’s joined by Wanamaker, a nine-time Olivier Award-nominee who recently starred in The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Recently in Channel 4’s It’s A Sin, Omari Douglas will return to the London stage, previously in Five Guys Named Moe. He’s joined by Russell Tovey, who previously appeared in Angels in America at the National Theatre. Douglas and Tovey are in Constellations on select dates from 30 July - 11 September.
Rounding off the four couples are Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd, in shows from 6 August - 12 September. Martin’s West End credits include King Lear and Consent, both at the National. O’Dowd makes his West End debut in Constellations, previously in the Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men.
Constellations tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Sheila Atim and Chris O’Dowd (Photos courtesy of Constellations)