By Nick Payne
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Special Event - The Making of Constellations
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The intimate Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court will be transported into the heart of the West End this autumn with the third in the set of razor sharp sell-out plays, the magical Constellations.... Read more >>
Running time: 1h 10m (no interval)
By Nick Payne
Directed by Michael Longhurst
The intimate Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court will be transported into the heart of the West End this autumn with the third in the set of razor sharp sell-out plays, the magical Constellations.
Starring two of the most exciting stars in current British theatre, Sally Hawkins (Jane Eyre, Made in Dagenham and Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky) and Rafe Spall (One Day, Channel 4's Pete Versus Life and Ridley Scott's Prometheus) in an explosive new play about free will and friendship.
One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A story of love, honey, and a quantum multiverse. Moment by moment, can everything you've ever and never done exist in the same vortex of reality? Elegant and playful yet profoundly moving, Constellations blends the everyday and the ethereal, the actual and the imaginable, revealing that every outcome may only be the first link in a chain of cosmic consequences.
Best New Play
Nominee Evening Standard Awards 2012
***** 'Truly stellar. Manages to dazzle, delight and dismay'
***** 'Easily the best West End show of the year. Extremely funny'
***** 'Hawkins and Spall [are] inspirational'
'One of the most scorching, heart breaking hours you’re likely to spend in the theatre'
**** 'Hawkins phenomenal skill, making you laugh, making you cry'
**** 'Michael Longhurst’s production is playful and pitch-perfect'
Following the recent success of Jerusalem and Clybourne Park, Constellations, sold out at the Court with unprecedented demand for tickets, marks the final play in the triumphant West End season, following Posh by Laura Wade and Jumpy by April de Angelis starring Tamsin Greig.
Please be aware that strobe lighting is used throughout the performance.
The Royal Court and ATG Creative Learning offer bespoke production workshops for Constellations for your school or group, aged 14+.
Please contact Zoë Briggs, Creative Learning Officer at ATG by email email@example.com or by phone 0207 534 6100.
Download the education resources here.
Meet the Duke of York’s Theatre Access Champions who can assist with any access queries you have.
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The Duke of York’s Theatre entrance is on street level where the box office, cloakroom, main foyer area and access toilet are located. The seating design incorporates two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle (level access), with an accompanying companion seat. Alternatively, the patron can transfer into a designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle (level access), while the wheelchair remains in the foyer with front of house staff. Please note that when sitting in the wheelchair spaces there is a restricted view but when using a seat transfer there is a clear view to the stage. Due to the listed design of the theatre, the auditorium can only accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs per performance.
Wheelchair Space Measurements
Royal Circle Right (when looking at the stage): 85.5cm / 33 ¾ inches wide.
Royal Circle Left (when looking at the stage): 91cm / 35 ¾ inches wide.
The Duke of York's is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the Box Office situated in the main foyer - a deposit of £10 is required.
There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
The Duke of York’s Theatre offers captioned performances in association with STAGETEXT. Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit www.stagetext.org.
Captioned performance dates are announced once scheduled with each show.
A maximum of two guide dogs can be admitted per performance to patrons booking an aisle seat. If preferred, front of house staff can look after the guide dog in the foyer during the performance.
The access toilet is to the right hand side of the main foyer area (level access), opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle.
By bus: Number 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross
Charing Cross – less than a 5 minute walk
Waterloo – approx 20 minute walk
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3051 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7644 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups: 8+ from £29.50 Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday matinees. Subject to availability and some date exclusions.
Schools: 10+ from £19.50 Tuesday evenings and Thursday matinees. Subject to availability and some date exclusions.