by Nick Payne

Directed by Colin Macnee

Dates: Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 October at 7:30pm (plus 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Arts at the Old Fire Station

Tickets: Standard: £14 | Pay more: £16 | Pay less: £12 | Preview: £10

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Every choice, every decision you’ve ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes.

Marianne meets Roland. Marianne is an astrophysicist, and Roland keeps bees. How will it go, and come, and go? Come again? In an infinite number of universes, anything can happen. Which is good, because Marianne is running out of time.

Premiered at the Royal Court, Nick Payne’s tale of love, loss and honey has played to packed houses in the West End, on Broadway, and further afield. Funny, poignant and unorthodox, it deals with possibilities, with different outcomes from the same starting point, with paths taken and paths not taken. Marianne explores the theory of the multiverse – that ours is only one of an infinite number of parallel universes differing slightly or greatly from each other. In which of these will her relationship with Roland survive? In which will she survive?


Marianne – Clare Denton
Roland – Nathan Golo

(Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th evening, Sunday 29th matinee)


Marianne – Lucy Miles
Roland – Cyd Cowley

(Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th matinee, Sunday 29th evening)


Director – Colin Macnee
Stage manager — Gretel Kahn Sasso
Lighting and technical management — Will Pennington
Sound design — Tim Howes
BSL coaching — Edward Smith, Karen Smith
Production manager — Gary Bloom
Motion & graphic design; digital comms support — Liliana Resende
Photography — Simon Vail