The Barn Theatre announces revival of Constellations

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The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has revealed its plans to present Nick Payne’s celebrated play Constellations.

The show will play at the venue from 29 March – 18 May with Faye Brookes (Coronation Street, Strictly Ballroom) and Tom Lorcan (Coronation Street, A Monster Calls) starring in the cast.

Constellations marks the return of Jessica Daniels as director, renowned for her work on the theatre’s successful Built by Barn productions, including The Butterfly Lion and The Mozart Question. Jessica’s direction previously earned her a nomination for Best Direction at the UK Theatre Awards.

Nick Payne’s play, hailed as a high-concept romance akin to Sliding Doors amplified, delves into themes of time, memory, love, and loss with a blend of drama, comedy, and depth. It tells the story of an unlikely duo: Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a physicist, whose relationship unfolds in a narrative rich with emotional and intellectual depth.

Since its premiere in 2012, Constellations has garnered critical acclaim, including winning the Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and receiving multiple nominations at the 2013 Olivier Awards. It made its Broadway debut in 2015, securing three Drama League Award nominations, and won the Olivier Award for Best Play Revival in 2022.

Jessica Daniels said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to The Barn to direct Nick Payne’s Constellations. It’s play I’ve always loved, at a theatre that has produced some of my proudest work. I can’t wait to start work with the team.”

She is set to collaborate with Ethan Cheek as Designer and Hector Murray, an Off West End Award-nominee, as Lighting Designer. The full casting and creative team will be announced in the future.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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