Constellations by Nick Payne: a romance wrapped in a science blanket
Lovers often say fate brought them together, and fate doesn’t get much credit after that. But in Constellations, by 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, starring Jessica Tovey (Home and Away, Wonderland) and Lucas Stibbard (Boy Girl Wall, Straight White Men).
For two evenings only, Friday 24 March & Saturday 25 March, do not miss the unique opportunity to attend a performance of this critically acclaimed play, accompanied by an onstage conversation between Constellations playwright Nick Payne and World Science Festival co-founder and physicist Brian Greene. Following the performance, these two great minds will delve into our current understanding of the multiverse, the mysteries that remain, and why this theory captivated Payne's imagination inspiring this theatrical tour de force.
Book now for Constellations + In Conversation Event.
Fri 24 March Sat 25 March
This exclusive event is a collaboration between World Science Festival Brisbane and Queensland Theatre.