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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  for further details phone Box Office Information on 01273 746118.

by: Mike Cobley


Ravi Adelekan & Poundland Foundation

Ravi Adelekan, a nine-year-old boy from Brighton, was one of twelve children and their families who had their wish granted to visit the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone over the weekend. This was thanks to a £30,000 donation from the Poundland Foundation to Make-A-Wish UK.

Memory Walk is back and locals can join thousands taking part in Brighton Memory Walk - at Hove Lawns No.1, on 29th September 2024.

FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help charities and community groups increase their capacity for frozen food, to feed more people experiencing hunger and food poverty.

A Brighton teacher who helps struggling local families with clothes and food, raises money in charity fun runs and regularly dons fancy dress to read to children at local events has been nominated in a national Teacher of the Year competition.
Credit: Dean Koopman

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a new collection of ocean-themed films to Brighton Dome, this autumn. 
Credit Shervin Lainez

Alt-pop duo Cults will play Concorde 2, Brighton, later this year in support of the band's fifth studio album, To The Ghosts.

Heads On, the official charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is announcing the launch of Living Histories - an oral history project capturing the life stories of service users and staff with experience of NHS mental health services in Sussex. The charity is seeking volunteers to be trained as oral historians to collect stories across the county.

The first-ever Brighton & Hove performance by one of the most listened-to living pianists in the world today will take place at The Old Market this November.

Immortal Apples, Eternal Eggs  - at Hastings Contemporary -  is a meeting of two of the UK's most significant collections – The Ingram Collection and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection.

Carl Cox is one of the most in demand DJs, multi award winning, with countless club dates and festival appearances every year. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Brighton-bound Beatrice Laus, known as Beabadoobee, has emerged as a British indie icon.

Lighthouse Project Space - Brighton's first ever public, youth-led artspace – opens this month with a programme of public events and activities.

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