Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed production.
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.
In an innovative producing model, devised in response to the pandemic, four brand new casts will take turns to journey through the Constellations multiverse exploring the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play afresh. The couples are Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August) Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July – 11 September), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September). The production will run in accordance with the latest UK government social distancing guidelines.
With previous runs at The Royal Court Theatre, West End, and Broadway, Constellations, co-produced with Wessex Grove and Eleanor Lloyd Productions, will take place at the Vaudeville while the Donmar Warehouse building remains closed until September 2021.
Sheila Atim MBE has garnered a host of accolades and awards that belie the fact she’s a relative newcomer to the industry. This year sees Sheila take on the role of ‘Mabel’ in Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime, star alongside Halle Berry in Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, and as a guest lead in Netflix’s new British crime drama series The Irregulars. Sheila plays series regular ‘Limehouse Nell’ in Hulu’s Harlots. Other TV credits include The Pale Horse, The Feed, and Bounty Hunters.
Ivanno Jeremiah is a British-Ugandan actor and writer who has appeared in a range of theatre, films and television. His theatre credits include The Suit, Peter Brook’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord Tour; The Convert (Young Vic), Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court), A Soldier’s Tale (City of London Sinfonia) and more. His television credits include A Discovery of Witches, Cold Feet, Counterpart, Humans and Doctor Who.
Omari Douglas was most recently seen in 5-part series for Channel 4/HBO Max, It’s A Sin. He trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London, graduating in 2015. His theatre credits include Rush (King’s Head Theatre), Peter Pan and Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Clarke Peters’ Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre). Omari was due to reprise his role in Rush at London’s Trafalgar Studios in June. However, due to Covid-19, the West End run has been postponed. Instead, an exclusive first reading of the script was streamed online.
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