Donmar Warehouse announces West End revival of Constellations with multiple casts to be staged at Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June 2021.
Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed Royal Court, West End and Broadway production of Nick Payne’s Constellations which will run at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June – 12 September 2021. Tickets for Constellations are now on sale.
Four new casts. One relationship. Infinite Possibilities. ‘One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.’
A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference.
In an innovative producing model, devised in response to the pandemic, four brand new casts will take turns to journey through the multiverse exploring the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play afresh. The couples are Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August) Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July – 11 September), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September). The production will run in accordance with the latest UK government social distancing guidelines.
The Donmar is currently undertaking a series of essential building works at its Earlham street home to replace key infrastructure within the venue, including the lift, plant, ventilation and air-flow which are either obsolete or require major modernisation. In addition, the works will significantly improve the accessibility of the Donmar through the installation of a street-level ramp, automated front doors and more open and inclusive front of house spaces.
Speaking about artistic projects for summer 2021, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst said:
“We are delighted to have been able to utilise this period of closure for vital building work. In the meantime, I am proud that international transfers, national touring, digital innovation through new collaborations, a community production and a West End revival with a twist, mean we will continue to engage audiences and artists during this time. Reviving Constellations with four brilliant casts in rep – varying the age, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality of the lovers – feels like a thrilling way to help reanimate the West End, offering audiences multiple new interpretations of this life-affirming play about choice. I am so grateful to this astonishing company of actors who have united to celebrate the possibilities of the multiverse and the joy of live performance. We are also putting the finishing touches to our reopening season, which we will be sharing soon, and can’t wait to welcome audiences back to our improved theatre on Earlham Street in September.”