The theory of the multiverse states that the universe we know is only one of many, and that in these other universes all possibilities are realised. Payne’s stroke of inspiration was to apply this idea to a relationship, and in so doing to create a romance out of ‘what ifs?’ Academically-informed and richly humane, it rightly transferred to Broadway where it starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson.
Payne’s current project is to stray once more into the scientific territory. He is currently writing a play based on the life of Paul Dirac, the Nobel prize-winning Mathematician, and an early father of quantum mechanics. Evidently this is a playwright at the height of his powers, with the confidence to bring some of our age’s most challenging ideas to the stage.
On the 22nd November, the wunderkind playwright comes to the Arts Theatre where he’ll be in conversation with the ASF Artistic Director Laura Attridge. We can’t wait to hear what he has in store for us.
|What||In Conversation: Nick Payne, Arts Theatre|
|Where||Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
On 22 Nov 15, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Arts Theatre|