Constellations, love and immersion for Brisbane

Director Harrison Allen will bring the theatre show ‘Constellations by Nick Payne’ to life at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Cosmic Skydome featuring newlyweds Will & Katie Toft.

Featuring an immersive 8K resolution projection dome above audiences’ heads, and actors who have performed across Australia including venues such as the Sydney Opera House, ‘Constellations’ will captivate and mesmerize in an “out of this world” performance.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (the Act) was passed in September 2021. Voluntary assisted dying will be available to eligible Queenslanders from 1 January 2023. While framed in a beautiful, cross-dimensional love story – the significance of ‘Constellations by Nick Payne’ is perhaps closer to our lives than one might wish to suspect.

In the paradigm of a multiverse, it may be possible that we live our life unknowing the result of every other possible decision we may or may not have made in each moment. From the person you choose to love, the career you follow, to the very hand you were dealt in life, there are an incomprehensible number of universes where these may just be an alternate reality.

This production underlies the legalisation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act in Queensland; an important historical moment in this reality we find ourselves in.

The writer, Nick Payne, noted, “The awful thing is that I wouldn’t have written any of this stuff – from Constellations to Incognito – without him [Dad] dying.”

Allentertainment invites audiences to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium to experience this immersive, cross-dimensional theatre production and ponder on life with us. The joys, heartaches, comedy and tragedy that have befallen us, in this life or another.

“Suppose that life exists in a multiverse — a set of parallel existences that contain infinitely different futures. The possibilities in our lives are, quite literally, endless. Every possible event that could happen, does happen, in one universe or another. And if two lovers meet — are drawn together in every version of existence — every possible happy ending and heartbreak that could befall them, will.

Nick Payne’s beautiful theatre play, Constellations, explores how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory, and infinite possibility for heartbreak or for hope.”

For more information please see the AllEntertainment website.

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