Constellations

This is an odd play, written by Nick Payne, directed by Peter Hinton and starring Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson with Jane Chan playing the cello on stage.

The plot is simple. Two people meet and have a conversation. It could end up many ways. The play shows us the many alternative endings including marriage, affairs, break ups and possible death including assisted suicide.

The staging was interesting, with a rotating centre that kept the tow characters moving while they talked. given that they were repeating the same dialogue several times, this was an important way to keep the versions separate.

The acting was good, the direction was good and the cellist was very good, but the play just did not make it.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Constellations

  1. keithhpotter says:

    A good acting exercise. Not much of a play. Payne got to play with a bunch of situations without ever having to develop them. Ricketts and Cuthbertson got a good workout, though.

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