Explore the Constellations

Constellations is an award-winning play, written by Nick Payne, and What We Did Next is bringing it to Liverpool in 2019.

It tells the story of a relationship through a concept of multiverses and infinite different futures, blending romance with science fiction as the scenes repeat and intertwine to tell this most perfect love story.

It’s essentially boy-meets-girl with a scientific twist. It’s boy-meets-girl, boy-meets-girl, boy-meets-girl again

One relationship. Infinite possibilities. 

Nick Payne’s Constellations is a play about free will and relationships; it’s about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. 

The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist, through their romantic relationship. Marianne often waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the belief that there are multiple universes that pull peoples’ lives in various directions.

This is reflected in the play’s structure as brief scenes are repeated throughout the whole play, often with different outcomes.

Constellations premiered at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2012. It transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in November, and was awarded the Evening Standard award for Best New Play 2012. 

What We Did Next will producing Constellations at Scale in Liverpool in November 2019.

An interview with Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson, Nick Payne and Michael Longhurst can be watched here

Reviews include:
Telegraph *****
The Guardian *****

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This amateur production of “Constellations” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.