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Constellations – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   The elegant genius of Payne’s work is the perspective it presents. Much like the science that inspires it, the work contains meaning and depth curled around and hidden in each flashed scene. Over the course of an hour and a bit we begin to see the story on a micro ...

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Constellations – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Michael Hootman Nick Payne’s play is in many respects a chamber piece: it has one-act, two characters and a 75-minute running time. Yet in its scope, its emotional and intellectual depth, it dwarfs many productions which run twice as long. Like Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia it’s a play of ideas which takes in free ...

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Constellations – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Iain Sykes Writer Nick Payne doesn’t waste any time in putting the audience right into the heart of his play Constellations. And when that acclaimed play, which premiered in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre before runs in the West End and on Broadway, is a mere seventy minutes long, he really can’t ...

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Constellations – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Chris Oldham Finding new ways to tell an old story can be tricky – often tired – especially when it comes to love. How many times can we witness “boy meets girl, boy falls for girl’s quirky charms” without feeling like we've seen it all before? With Constellations writer Nick Payne is determined ...

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Constellations – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Maley Award-winning Constellations follows runs at London’s Royal Court Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway with a welcome UK tour. It’s a stunningly clever play; a vital and intense two-hander which takes in theoretical physics, relationships - and those that never were, and honey. Each scene takes place in a ...

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Symphony – Soho Theatre Downstairs, London

Writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne, Tom Wells Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Alex Ramon Pitched between play and gig, yet not quite offering the satisfactions of either, nabokov’s three- parter Symphony combines music and story-telling in a brisk, fitfully exciting but ultimately not entirely successful one hour package. First seen in 2012, and subsequently a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, the ...

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Symphony – Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Marina Spark Three of the most respected contemporary writers in the UK today have joined forces with nabokov to marry the experience of being at a live gig with watching three short plays. The concept is interesting, however, the results are a little weak. The four actor-musicians are ...

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News: Musical Theatre Network Awards Shortlist Announced

As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival enters its final stages for another year, Musical Theatre Network hasannounced the shortlist for its 2014 Awards. The awards, in their eighth year,reward the very best in musical theatre on the Fringe, raising the profile of the work and opening up the conversations about what musical theatre can be. The shortlisted shows are: Alba – ...

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