On paper, the romance between Marianne and Roland seems improbable, if not impossible: she’s a theoretical physicist; he’s a beekeeper. If there were only one universe, they might not be together. But in a quantum multiverse, unlimited versions of their relationship can unfold. Written by one of Britain’s most innovative playwrights, Constellations plays with choice and chance, and charts the limitless possibilities of one relationship.
In an age of intimacy via technology, where some of our closest relationships are the ones we have with the touch screens of our phones, Marianne and Roland’s efforts to connect in Nick Payne’s Constellations read like the Herculean, desperate smoke signals that they are.Read More
Nick Payne’s Constellations explores the possibilities of one relationship in many universes. Actors Lily Balantincz (Marianne) and Tom Patterson (Roland) discuss the process of preparing for the production, living in the quantum multiverse, how the play has shifted their perception of everyday decisions, and what they hope you take away from their performance.
In the mid-twentieth century, physics faced a seemingly fundamental paradox. Dramaturg Adrien-Alice Hansel describes how the idea of a multiverse affects the story of Constellations and the science behind this provocative theory.Read More
On paper, the romantic probability of Marianne and Roland seems improbable, if not impossible: she’s a physicist; he’s a beekeeper. If there were only one universe, it’s safe to say that they wouldn’t be together. Luckily, they have fifty.Read More
Nick Payne’s career was already on the rise when Royal Court Artistic Director Dominic Cooke commissioned him in 2011. Explore the history of Constellations from Tbilisi, Georgia to the West End to Broadway to Studio in this article by dramaturg Adrien-Alice Hansel.Read More