Constellations | Queensland Theatre
09 March - 09 April [Past Event] Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre$35 - 68Buy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

A romance wrapped in a science blanket

So if everything we’ve ever done, and never done, has happened in alternate universes, that means there are universes in which we’ve never met. Universes where I married Prince Harry and you went to jail for tax fraud. How romantic, darling.

Lovers often say fate brought them together, and fate doesn’t get much credit after that. But in Constellations, by hot young British playwright Nick Payne, every moment Roland and Marianne share is at the mercy of the infinite and unknowable universe. 

A beekeeper and a quantum physicist – the odds of them getting together are astronomical. But when their worlds do collide, they keep on colliding, as all the possibilities of their life together – good, bad and ugly – flicker across the stage in a series of intricately-structured snapshots, from first date to farewell.

Sold-out seasons in New York and London – now it’s Queensland’s turn to be delighted and moved by this quirky 
and charming romance, directed by Kat Henry.


20 – 21 April | Bundall: The Arts Centre Gold Coast 
26 April | Townsville: Riverway Arts Centre
29 April | Rockhampton: Pilbeam Theatre
3 May | Mackay: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
6 May | Cairns: Tanks Arts Centre
9 May | Gladstone: Gladstone Entertainment Centre
12 May | Bundaberg: Moncrieff Theatre
16 May | Ipswich: Ipswich Civic Centre
18 May | Toowoomba: Empire Theatre
23 May | Caloundra: The Events Centre

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Here’s a short, pithy, witty and intelligent play, beautifully crafted, wonderfully performedSunday Mail Brisbane
…everything you want in a production of a modern masterpiece…The Australian
To miss seeing ‘Constellations’, may mean you miss out on witnessing one of the best shows Brisbane has to offer.Scenstr.
Strong is clearly opening doors to some of the best of contemporary international theatre.Arts Hub ★★★★½
it’s a play that has your mind buzzingThe West End Magazine
A beautifully constructed and lit raised platform allows for potentially confusing quick shifts between time and space to be performed with clarityAustralian Stage

Director Kat Henry

Assistant Director Kerith Atkinson

Designer Anthony Spinaze

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Composer/Sound Designer Guy Webster

Cast Lucas Stibbard and Jessica Tovey

Warnings Contains adult themes, coarse language and blackout periods.  


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