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Constellations: Russell and Omari Span Universes

Paul Wright April 17, 2021

Russell Tovey (Years and Years) and Omari Douglas (It’s a Sin) will be playing a couple on stage in the West End revival of Constellations. They join a rotating cast for the award-winning play exploring a  relationship between a quantum physicist and a bee-keeper and are appearing at the Vaudeville Theatre from  Friday 30th July until Wednesday 11th August.

“A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference…” is the synopsis for the play first performed in 2012 and written by Nick Payne.

 

“Reviving Constellations with four brilliant casts in rep – varying the age, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality of the lovers – feels like a thrilling way to help reanimate the West End, offering audiences multiple new interpretations of this life-affirming play about choice ” said Michael Longhurst, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse and director of the 2012 run.

The other cast for the the show are Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August) Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September).

Constellations marks a West End return for Russell Tovey who drew great acclaim for his performance in the revival of Angles in America in 2017 . Omari Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Roscoe Babatune in It’s a Sin,  written by Russell T Davies who also wrote Years and Years starring Russell Tovey. Additionally, Davies revived Doctor Who which went on to feature Peter Capaldi as the 12th Time Lord.

Tickets for Constellations go on sale from 9am on Friday 16th April and start at £20

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