Critically acclaimed play Constellations is coming to The Lowry for a short run next week. Presented by the Royal Court Theatre, the show is on its first UK tour, following sold out runs in the West End and on Broadway. This ‘two-hander’ play stars Louise Brealey, who is best known as the lovelorn Molly Hooper in Sherlock, and Joe Armstrong from Happy Valley and The Hollow Crown. Written by Nick Payne, the story centres on theoretical physicist Marianne, who meets would-be boyfriend Roland at a barbecue. Marianne drunkenly tries to explain quantum theory to him, and from here we see how the couple’s relationship progresses differently in several parallel universes. This sometimes funny, always poignant work looks at the themes of free will, love and friendship.

Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jun, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, Times vary, £19-£24,

Tue 9 Jun - Sat 13 Jun
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Sun 7 Jun 2015