Don't miss this second chance to see hit play Constellations in London; the show will be at the West End's Trafalgar Studios for a three week run this summer. If you missed the Constellations premiere (Royal Court 2012) chances are you didn't miss the stream of ecstatic reviews, which continued into the Broadway transfer this year.
This is the play that cemented the starry status of playwright Nick Payne. Incognito and The Art of Dying, Payne's subsequent plays, have proved his talent, but it is this breakthrough work that still galvanises audiences. It broke records, making Nick Payne the youngest playwright to be awarded the prestigious Evening Standard Best Play Award.
A Constellations play summary is near impossible: the script plays upon meta-physical theories to break the rule of both traditional theatre and narratives. If this sounds intimidatingly scientific, be reassured, it is the humanity and depth of emotion that shines in Constellations. The story of endless possibilities within one relationship is as funny as it is moving and we defy you not to laugh and cry.
With spell-binding performances from Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall in the the first London run, and then the star power of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson in New York, there are big shoes to fill for the cast of the Constellations UK tour. Louise Brealey (Sherlock) rises to role of Ruth admirably, shifting between endearing awkwardness and steely strength. She is joined by TV actor Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood, The Hollow Crown), who play Roland with warmth and humour. Director Michael Longhurst, who has been at the helm of the production since its premiere in 2012, is directing this UK tour, and maintains hat same taut pace that impressed the critics last time Constellations was in London.
|What||Constellations, Trafalgar Studios|
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY | MAP
|Nearest tube||Embankment (underground)|
09 Jul 15 – 01 Aug 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Price||£11.90 - £45.40|
|Website||Click here to book via ATG Tickets|