Constellations at the Trafalgar Studios
Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Critically acclaimed West End and Broadway hit Constellations returns to the West End for a limited season at the Trafalgar Studios
Following its critically acclaimed sold-out runs in the West End, on Broadway, and its first national tour to eight UK cities, the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Nick Payne’s award- winning Constellations will transfer to Trafalgar Studios for three weeks only.
Michael Longhurst directs Joe Armstrong and Louise Brealey as Roland and Marianne in this hugely popular play from one of the leading voices in UK Theatre.
Winner of the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and nominated for four Olivier Awards, Constellations was first staged as part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme.
One relationship, infinite possibilities; Constellations is an explosive play about free will and friendship. Sparked by Roland and Marianne’s first encounter, the boundless potential of their connection leads us through a heart-breaking love story of endless invention.
Constellations by Nick Payne is directed by Michael Longhurst, with design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Lee Curran, music composed by Simon Slater with sound design by David McSeveney and movement by Lucy Cullingford.
Joe Armstrong plays Roland. He last appeared at the Royal Court in The Empire. His other stage credits include, most recently The Dumb Waiter (Print Room), Miss Julie (Royal Exchange), Flare Path (Haymarket), Orphans (Traverse/Soho), A Night at the Dogs (Soho). On television, his credits
include the BAFTA award-winning drama Happy Valley, The Village, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV pt 1 (directed by Richard Eyre), The Last Detective and Midsomer Murders. His film credits include Closer to the Moon and A Passionate Woman.
Louise Brealey plays Marianne. She last appeared at the Royal Court in Joe Penhall’s Birthday. Other work at the Court includes Behind the Image, The Stone and Sliding With Suzanne. Her previous stage credits include most recently Miss Julie (Citizens Theatre),The Herd (Bush) and The Trojan Women
at the Gate. On television her credits include Sherlock, George Gently, Ripper Street, Father Brown and Bleak House. Her film credits include Heard and Delicious. Louise recently appeared in Letters Live alongside her Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch at London’s Freemasons’ Hall Covent
★★★★★ ‘A knockout piece of writing faultlessly performed by Sherlock’s Louise Brealey and Joe Armstrong’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘Ingenious and beautiful. Truly stellar.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘Stars shine across the multiverse.’ The Guardian