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Constellations - Queensland Theatre

Star-crossed romance comes to the stage courtesy of this London and New York hit.
By Sarah Ward
March 06, 2017
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By Sarah Ward
March 06, 2017
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What happens when a beekeeper and a quantum physicist meet and fall in love? Plenty — but not just the tale that you might be expecting. Great things can occur. Terrible and unpleasant things too. Most plays only explore one option; however, there's a whole universe of possibilities at the centre of Constellations, and the Nick Payne-written play wants to show you as many as it can in one production.

It's no wonder the two-hander has been attracting acclaim since first premiering in London in 2012. Payne himself even became the youngest ever winner in the best play category at Britain's Evening Standard Theatre Awards for spinning a story not only about star-crossed lovers, but also intertwined with fate, all things infinite and unknowable, and the many paths thrown up by parallel and alternate worlds.

For Queensland Theatre, Kat Henry directs the romance that has been wowing audiences around the world — and, if you don't want to take our word for it, maybe knowing one of the past stars will do the trick. When Constellations made it to New York, Jake Gyllenhaal tread the boards in it for his Broadway debut. Sounds enchanting, doesn't it?

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