Constellations | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents
  • 8 Aug - 7 Sep 2014
  • $30 - $43


By Nick Payne

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

Roland meets Marianne at a barbeque. She’s a physicist, he’s a beekeeper. They are an unlikely match, but this is not your average boy-meets-girl love story.



Photo: Helen White

Multiverse theory is explored through the infinite possibilities of a single relationship. Written by one of Britain’s most exciting young playwrights, Constellations is an explosive new play about love, fate and free will.

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Creatives and Crew

Director Anthony Skuse
Production Designer Gez Xavier Mansfield
Lighting Designer Sara Swersky
Composer & Sound Designer Marty Jamieson
Voice & Dialect Coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Stage Manager Amy Harris 



Sam O'Sullivan as Roland
Emma Palmer as Marianne

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The wonder is that such an intensely intellectual play should move you so much that you sometimes forget to breathe. 4.5 out of 5 stars Sydney Morning Herald

[Emma Palmer's] performance is heartbreaking and exhilarating by turns, and a wondrous creation. Sydney Morning Herald

One of the most unexpected theatre highlights of the year. Daily Telegraph

An exhilarating, clever play ... It’s hard to imagine not being absorbed, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained by this production. Stage Noise

Emma Palmer and Sam O’Sullivan are perfectly cast, and turn in two of the finest performances you’ll see on Sydney stages this year. 4.5 out of 5 stars Crikey

Anthony Skuse proves once again why he is one of Australia’s great theatre directors. His nuance and subtlety is voluminous, his simplicity is variegated. Arts Review

A thing of complex beauty. Concrete Playground


Reviews from the 2012 London production of Constellations:

"Nick Payne is a young playwright of rare virtuosity, and Constellations is his most significant achievement to date. Truly stellar." 5 out of 5 stars
Evening Standard, UK (2012)

“I know it’s only January, but if I see a more ingenious, touching and intellectually searching play than Constellations this year,
I will count myself very lucky. Nick Payne’s drama lasts just over an hour but packs in more than most shows manage in three times that length. It is playful, intelligent and bursting with ideas, but also achieves a powerful undertow of emotion.” 5 out of 5 stars
The Telegraph, UK (2012)

"One would be hard put to begin to do justice to the dazzling way it creates its own rules, while at the same time being wise enough not to jettison the old rule book either.” 5 out of 5 stars
The Independent (UK)



Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents Sydney premiere of Constellations
Broadway World

New Darlinghurst Theatre Company production of Constellations explores love, fate and free will
The Daily Telegraph - News Local City East


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Performance Dates

  • Previews: 8 - 10 Aug
  • Season: 13 Aug - 7 Sep

Performance Times

  • Tue - Sat: 8pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Sat Matinees: 30 Aug & 6 Sep, 3pm

Post-show Q&A sessions

  • Thu 14 Aug
  • Thu 21 Aug

Performance Details

  • Duration: 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)




  • Adult $43
  • Conc/Groups (8+) $38
  • Industry* $35
  • Under 30*/Preview $30 

*Available for performances on Tue, Wed & Thu only

A $2 booking fee applies per ticket for online and phone bookings



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