Green Room Award winning duo Andrew Strano and Casey Gould are joined by Abigail King and accompanied by Lucy O’Brien in Nick Payne’s Constellations – a play about quantum theory, love… and honey – at Melbourne’s Missing Persons for a strictly limited season from 18 July 2019.
Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party and go for a drink – or perhaps they don’t. Having fallen madly in love, they begin a relationship that eventually veers off course. A chance encounter brings them back together – or maybe it reveals that Marianne is now engaged to someone else and that’s that. Or it might be Roland who’s engaged. Maybe Marianne and Roland will be together forever, or maybe their time will be tragically short.
Directed by Casey Gould (Green Room Award, Young Vic Directors Program, London), Constellations stars Andrew Strano (Green Room Award, 2019 Fulbright Scholar) and Abigail King (NASDA, NZ) star with an original score performed live by Lucy O’Brien (Jeannie Pratt Artist in Residence, New York University Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program).
A graduate of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme, Nick Payne is a British playwright who studied at the University of York and subsequently at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His plays include: If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet which won the George Devine Award; Wanderlust; The Same Deep Water As Me, Blurred Lines and The Art of Dying.
Constellations opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2012 to rave reviews before moving to the West-End later that year. It won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, making Payne the youngest playwright to win the award.
“The nearest I’ve come across in ages to a play that feels heaven-sent.” – The New York Times
Missing Persons – Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Season: 18 – 21 July 2019
Information and Bookings: www.constellations.iwannaticket.com.au
Image: Andrew Strano and Abigail King (supplied)