Constellations (2018)

The stars shine brightly in Nick Payne's metaphysical love story.

Feb 14th to 17th 2018

Written by Nick Payne

Directed by Gennie Holmes

It is impossible to give a linear account of the plot since there isn't one! The only fixed point is that there are two characters called Roland and Marianne whose lives constantly intersect. It is also fair to say that Roland is a professional apiarist, while Marianne works in a university department processing data on quantum multiverse theory: the basis of that, as she helpfully explains, is that "every choice, every decision you've ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes".

Payne shows the couple, after a chance social encounter, going through the varying rituals of co-habitation, betrayal and separation.

Or, alternatively, they may go their own ways, bump into each other again at a ballroom-dancing class and achieve a possibly durable union.