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Saturday 22 June 2024

Award-Winning Play Explores Complexities Of Relationships & World Of Quantum Mechanics @ New Venture Theatre Brighton

After captivating audiences around the world, a new production of Nick Payne's award-winning play Constellations is set to take to the stage in Brighton.

Originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012, the play explores the complexities of human relationships and the enigmatic world of quantum mechanics. 

It tells the story of Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a physicist at the University of Sussex.

After they meet at a barbeque the two become lovers. They marry – or do they? 

Through a series of vignettes their relationship unfolds across multiple parallel universes – a multiverse - as the play explores the infinite possibilities of love and fate. Each universe offers a different outcome.

Through its two-person cast, mesmerizing dialogue and innovative structure, Constellations explores our perceptions of both time and space.

"Watching Constellations at the Royal Court I was fascinated by the way such complex themes are explored through such a simple structure," says Mary Allen, director of the New Venture Theatre production. 

"I resolved there and then that I would one day direct my own version. My aim is to produce a theatrical experience that is stimulating, absorbing and enjoyable. 

"I am thrilled that in Kate Alderton and Greg Donaldson I have two experienced actors who bring their own, unique interpretations to the fascinating roles created by Nick Payne, a playwright whose work I greatly admire."

New Venture Theatre's production of 'Constellations' runs until Saturday 22nd June 2024. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/newventuretheatre  for further details phone Box Office Information on 01273 746118.

by: Mike Cobley




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