CONSTELLATIONS / ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
13 April - 9 May 2015
GEST presents the Scandinavian premiere of 2 plays by Nick Payne: Constellations, the West End and Broadway success, playing in repertoire with One Day When We Were Young.
CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne
In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that she's now engaged to someone else and that's that. Or perhaps Roland is engaged. Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be tragically short.
Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum multiverse theory, love, and honey.
Constellations was first produced at the legendary Royal Court, London and transferred to the
West End where it was hugely successful.
ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE YOUNG by Nick Payne
Leonard and Violet, young, restless and in love, spend their first night together knowing it may also be their last. It's 1942 and, in a hotel room in Bath, they dream of their future while preparing for Leonard's departure to the war. But the bombs begin to fall and their world will never be the same again. In the year 2002, the couple look back at what might have been.
Examining the impact of the Second World War on two ordinary lives and a love that spans more than sixty years, Nick Payne's One Day When We Were Young premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in October 2011 in a Paines Plough production and was celebrated by critics and audiences alike.
"One Day When We Were Young and Constellations a beautiful and tight double bill: about love, destiny and life's inexorable unpredictability." Göteborgs-Posten (Click the link to read the full review in Swedish)
"If you're curious about contemporary British drama in classy production in the original language, you should visit GEST." Dagens Nyheter
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Ger Olde Monnikhof
LIGHT AND SOUND TECHNICIAN
Trailer for Constellations: