"Constellations": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/constellations opens in the West End at Trafalagar Studios on 9 July for a strictly limited run - must end 1 August. "Royal Court Prices and no booking fee via Royal Court Theatre": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/constellations Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in the West End and on Broadway, the Royal Court Theatre presents the first UK tour of Nick Payne's explosive new play about free will and friendship. Starring Louise Brealey (Sherlock) and Joe Armstrong (Happy Valley, Hollow Crown, The Village, Robin Hood) the boundless potential of a connection between two people leads us through a heart-breaking love story of endless invention. Since winning the George Devine Award in 2009, Nick Payne (Art of Dying, Wanderlust) has grown to be one of the UK's foremost playwrights. This new play presented by the Royal Court Theatre and directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst (If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Remembrance Day) is a beautiful portrayal of one relationship and infinite possibilities. ** "Ingenious and beautiful. Truly stellar." Evening Standard* ** "Genius. Powerful. Pitch-perfect." The Daily Telegraph* ** "Extraordinary. Dazzling." Independent* ** "Stars shine across the universe." Guardian* ** "It is brilliant. Extremely funny. Utterly heart-breaking." Time Out* Nick Payne's most recent play at the Royal Court was Wanderlust. His credits include One Day When We Were Young for Paines Plough at Sheffield Theatres and If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet at the Bush Theatre. He was the winner of the George Devine Award in 2009. Mike will direct Nick Payne's play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet for the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York in Autumn 2012 starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Director Michael Longhurst's productions include Remembrance Day at the Royal Court, Stovepipe for HighTide with the National Theatre and Bush Theatre, On The Beach as part of The Contingency Plan at the Bush Theatre, On The Record at the Arcola, dirty butterfly as winner of the Jerwood Directors Award at the Young Vic, 1 In 5 as part of Daring Pairings at Hampstead Theatre and Fringe First Award winner Guardians at the Edinburgh Festival. Running time 1hr 10mins mins approx, no interval Age guidance 14+ TOUR DATES 14 â€“ 16 May ON SALE "New Victoria Theatre, Woking": www.atgtickets.com/shows/constellations/new-victoria-theatre/:new-window 0844 871 7645 19 â€“ 23 May ON SALE "Liverpool Playhouse": www.everymanplayhouse.com/Show/Constellations/1187.aspx:new-window 0151 709 4776 27 â€“ 30 May ON SALE "Bristol Old Vic": www.bristololdvic.org.uk/constellations.html:new-window 0117 987 7877 2 â€“ 6 June ON SALE "Nuffield Theatre, Southampton": www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/constellations:new-window 023 8067 1771 9 â€“ 13 June ON SALE 6 March "The Lowry. Salford Quays": www.thelowry.com/event/constellations:new-window 0843 208 6000 16 â€“ 20 June ON SALE "Cambridge Arts Theatre": www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/show.asp?shcode=10548:new-window 01223 503333 23 â€“ 27 June ON SALE "Richmond Theatre": www.atgtickets.com/shows/constellations/richmond-theatre/:new-window 0844 871 7651 30 June â€“ 4 July ON SALE "Theatre Royal Brighton": www.atgtickets.com/shows/constellations/theatre-royal-brighton/:new-window 0844 871 7650 What audiences are saying about Constellations Nick Payne's Constellations was first staged in 2012 as part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
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