Stars line up for Royal Court’s Constellations tour


Joe Armstrong is joining Louise Brealey in the Royal Court’s UK tour of Nick Payne’s award-winning Constellations.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, this hugely successful play previously enjoyed sell-out runs at the Royal Court, the West End and most recently on Broadway.

Quantum multiverse theory, love and honey; Constellations is an explosive play about free will and friendship from one of the leading voices in UK theatre, Nick Payne.


Sparked by the first encounter of bee-keeping Roland and scientist Marianne, the boundless potential of their connection leads the audience through a heart-breaking love story of endless invention.

The original production of Constellations opened in 2012 at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs to outstanding reviews and continued its critical sell-out success in a West End transfer and on Broadway.

Constellations was first staged as part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The play forms part of the Royal Court’s ongoing commitment to touring new work across the UK and around the world.

Joe Armstrong plays Roland. He last appeared at the Royal Court in The Empire. His other stage credits include, most recently The Dumb Waiter (Print Room), Miss Julie (Royal Exchange), Flare Path (Haymarket), Orphans (Traverse/Soho), A Night at the Dogs (Soho).

On television, his credits include The Village, Happy Valley, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV pt 1 (directed by Richard Eyre), The Last Detective and Midsomer Murders.

Louise Brealey plays Marianne. She last appeared at the Royal Court in Joe Penhall’s Birthday. Other work at the Court includes Behind the Image, The Stone and Sliding With Suzanne.

Her previous stage credits include most recently Miss Julie (Citizens Theatre),The Herd (Bush) and The Trojan Women at the Gate.

On television her credits include Sherlock, George Gently, Ripper Street, Father Brown and Bleak House. Her film credits include The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Heard and Delicious.

2015 Tour dates

May 14-16, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
May 19-23, Liverpool Playhouse
May 27-30, Bristol Old Vic
June 2-6, The Nuffield, Southampton
June 9-13, The Lowry, Salford
June 16-20, Cambridge Arts Theatre
June 23-27, Richmond Theatre
June 30-July 4, Theatre Royal Brighton

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