Constellations | Nick Payne

10TH – 14TH MARCH 2020

Suppose that life exists in a multiverse — a set of parallel existences that contain infinitely different futures. The possibilities in our lives are, quite literally, endless. Every possible event that could happen, does happen, in one universe or another. And if two lovers meet — are drawn together in every version of existence — every possible happy ending and heartbreak that could befall them, will.

Marianne, a physicist, and Rona, a beekeeper, meet at a party. They hit it off, and go for a drink. Or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. Perhaps Marianne is engaged to someone else, perhaps Rona is. Maybe Marianne breaks Rona’s heart, maybe it is the other way round. Perhaps they come together and their love story can finally take root and grow, or perhaps it will be tragically cut short. Nick Payne’s beautiful play, Constellations, explores how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory, and infinite possibility for heartbreak or for hope.

CAST: Laura Bradley and Jen Burchett

Director: Ria Milton

Assistant Director: Ian Ransom

Tickets are £12 Concessions £10.00 (except Friday and Saturday.) Available from the Chelmsford Civic Theatre box office, by calling 01245 606505 or via the Chelmsford Theatres website. Tickets are also available on the door from 45 minutes prior to the performance. (Cash or card.)

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