English Play (80 mins)
An NCPA Production
One relationship. Infinite possibilities. Marianne and Roland meet at a barbecue. They are single, or recently single or in a relationship or married? Perhaps they go on a date and fall in love, or perhaps it does not go well? Maybe they get together and they break up? After a chance encounter at a dance lesson preparing for an upcoming wedding, they get back together, or maybe Marianne reveals that she is now engaged to someone else. Or perhaps Roland is engaged. Or what if Roland and Marianne navigate all of this and get married? Or what if their time together is cut tragically short? Does free will exist? Or are we playing out one of a multitude of predetermined possibilities? Nick Payne’s touching and funny multi-award-winning play is about many things – string theory, the multiverse, free will, choice, honey – but it is also about what it is to love someone so much that you will put their needs before your own, no matter the cost.
Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Bruce Guthrie
Cast: Mansi Multani & Jim Sarbh
Set and Projection Designer: Andrzej Goulding
Lighting Designer: Akshay Khubchandani
Sound Designer: Mike Walker
Composer: Sion Trefor
Movement Director: Amelia Cardwell
Producer: Pádraig Cusack
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