Heisenberg: the uncertainty principle
SURRENDER TO THE UNPREDICTABLE
In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever.
Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle reunites the Tony and Olivier Award-winning creative team of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time including playwright Simon Stephens, in a surprising and life-affirming new play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham.
“A BRILLIANT LOVE STORY…UNMISSABLE”Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
"Duff and Cranham light up stage with atomic attraction"Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard
“Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham are excellent in an immaculately designed production of Simon Stephens’ fable about love and physics”Michael Billington, The Guardian
"Heartfelt and entertaining"Nick Wells, Radio Times
“A soaring, suspenseful, thrilling and wondrously stealthy play. Heisenberg resonates in your mind long after it’s over”Ben Brantley, The New York Times
HEISENBERG PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON 6 JANUARY 2018
Wyndham’s Theatre, London, WC2H 0DA
Cast and Creative
Theatre includes: Common, Husbands and Sons, Strange Interlude, the title role in Saint Joan (Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress, and Olivier nomination), Collected Stories (Olivier nomination), King Lear (Ian Charleson Award nomination), War and Peace, La Grande Magia (NT), Oil (Almeida), Macbeth (Lincoln Center, NYC), Berenice, Days of Wine and Roses (Donmar Warehouse), Cause Célèbre (Old Vic), The Daughter in Law, The Soldier’s Fortune (Young Vic), Vassa (Almeida at the Albery), A Doll’s House (MEN Awardwinner) and The Mill on the Floss (Shared Experience).
Film includes: On Chesil Beach, Suffragette, Before I Go To Sleep, Closed Circuit, Molly Moon, Sanctuary (IFTA nomination), Nowhere Boy (BIFA, London Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards-winner for Best Supporting Actress), The Last Station, Is Anybody There?, French Film, Born the Equal, The Waiting Room, The Garage, The Magdalene Sisters and Enigma.
Television includes: From Darkness, Murder, The Accused – Mo’s Story (Royal Television Society Awards nomination), Parade’s End, Margot, The History of Mr Polly (Welsh BAFTA-winner for Best Actress), The Virgin Queen (BAFTA and IFTA nominations), Shameless (IFTA winner, Broadcasting Press Guild Awardwinner, Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress Award-winner, and BAFTA nominations), Charles II, Wild West, Doctor Zhivago, Sinners, The Way We Live Now, Aristocrats, Amongst Women and Trial and Retribution.
Theatre includes: The Herd (Bush), The Cherry Orchard, The UN Inspector, Flight, Cardiff East, Strawberry Fields, Love Letters on Blue Paper, The Madras House, The Country Wife, Old Movies, Passion, The Caretaker, From Kipling to Vietnam, Kick for Touch (NT), A Month in the Country (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Homecoming, The Novice (Almeida), Gaslight (Old Vic), Endgame (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Paul Bunyan (Royal Opera House), The School for Scandal, The Iceman Cometh, Ivanov (RSC), An Inspector Calls (West End/Broadway/NT), Loot (West End/New York), Comedians, Entertaining Mr Sloane (West End), The Entertainer (Greenwich), Tibetan Inroads, The London Cuckolds, Tooth of Crime, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Magnificence, Play, Cascando, Early Morning, Narrow Road, Saved, The Ruffian on the Stair, Owners, Cheek (Royal Court) and The Doctor’s Dilemma (Mermaid Theatre). Last year he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as André in Florian Zeller’s The Father.
Film includes: Maleficent, Made in Dagenham, Valkyrie, Hot Fuzz, Layer Cake, Two Men Went to War, Born Romantic, Shiner, Gangster No 1, The Last Yellow, The Boxer, Under Suspicion, Prospero’s Books, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Chocolat, Oliver!, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Joseph Andrews and Robin and Marian.
Television includes: 37 Days, In the Flesh, Panto, Merlin, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, A Journey Through Auden, The Sinking of the Lusitania, The Lavender List, The Line of Beauty, Rome, The Genius of Mozart, Pollyanna, Night Flight, Sins, Without Motive, Justice in Wonderland, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Our Mutual Friend, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Change, Royal Celebration, Getaway, A Little Bit of Lippy, El Cid, Dunrulin, Chimera, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Rules of Engagement, Master of the Marionettes, The Contractor, The Black and Blue Lamp, Normal Services, The Party, Pinter: A Celebration, A Sort of Innocence, The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Reilly, Shine on Harvey Moon, Thérèse Raquin, The Bell, Danger UXB, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Merchant of Venice, The Caretaker, La Ronde, Butterflies Don’t Count, Donkeys’ Years, The Sin Bin, The Chauffeur and the Lady, The Sound of Guns, Sling Your Hook and War and Peace.
Radio includes: Barrack Room Ballads, Grimaldi and The Interrogation (five series).
Recent and upcoming credits include: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and ITV’s drama documentary Hatton Garden which recently finished filming.
Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions alongside her producing partner Chris Harper. Elliott & Harper’s most recent shows include Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre and the West End premiere of Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle both directed by Elliott; and the co-production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Sally Cookson at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Marianne Elliott was an associate director at the National Theatre for ten years where she most recently directed Angels in America which transferred to Broadway in March 2018 where it won three Tony awards, including Best Revival and an additional eight Tony awards nominations including Best Director.
Elliott’s other productions for the National Theatre include War Horse which she co-directed with Tom Morris (and West End and Broadway transfers; winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award). Other plays at the National Theatre include Husbands & Sons (a co-production with the Royal Exchange), Rules for Living, The Light Princess, Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award). She was an associate director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local.
Previously she was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.
In Spring 2019 Marianne will co-direct Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman alongside Miranda Cromwell at the Young Vic, starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke and Arinze Kene.
Simon Stephens is an Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright, Artistic Associate at the Lyric Theatre and Associate Playwright at the Royal Court. His early plays include: Bluebird, Herons, Country Music, Motortown (Royal Court), Port (Manchester Royal Exchange, later revived at National Theatre, both directed by Marianne Elliott), On the Shore of the Wide World (Manchester Royal Exchange/NT), Pornography (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Edinburgh Festival/Birmingham Rep and Tricycle) and Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Manchester Royal Exchange) which won the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Production, Harper Regan directed by Marianne Elliott (NT), Sea Wall (Bush), I am the Wind, an adaptation from Jon Fosse’s original (Young Vic), Three Kingdoms (London, Tallinn and Munich), Morning (Lyric) and a new version of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Young Vic, transferred to the Duke of York’s), Carmen Disruption (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg and Almeida), Birdland (Royal Court) and his adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic). His adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT, West End and Broadway) won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Play. It is currently touring the UK and Ireland, North America and will soon tour to Amsterdam and Toronto with future international dates planned. In 2015, Heisenberg opened at MTC in New York and transferred to the Friedman on Broadway in 2016.
His most recent plays include: The Funfair, a new version of Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline (Home, Manchester), Song from Far Away (Young Vic), a new version of Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera (NT), Nuclear War (Royal Court), Obsession (Barbican), Fatherland (Manchester International Festival at the Royal Exchange) and a new adaptation of The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith).
Plays for radio include: Five Letter Home to Elizabeth and Digging (Radio 4). Screenwriting includes: a two-part serial, Dive with Dominic Savage (Granada/BBC), and short film adaptations of Pornography and Cargese.
Other awards include the 2001 Pearson Award for Best Play for Port and the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World. Simon has won the Theater Heute’s Award for Motortown in 2007, Pornography in 2008 and Wastwater in 2011.
Bunny has worked for the RSC, Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, Royal Court, Birmingham Rep, Manchester Royal Exchange, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Lyceum, Glasgow Tron, the Royal Albert Hall as well as many fringe venues and site-specific work.
Bunny has a long association with the National Theatre, designing and devising shows in each of its theatre spaces and in the NT Studio. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time began life at the NT and subsequently transferred to the West End, winning seven Olivier Awards including Best Design. It then opened on Broadway, winning her a Tony Award, and is currently on an international tour. She designed People Places and Things at the NT, which transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre and will open shortly in NY. Other recent work there includes The Red Barn directed by Robert Icke.
Many of her productions have been filmed for NT Live or by the BBC and she was Production Designer on Swansong starring John Gielgud, which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Short Film.
She has won three Olivier Awards, an Evening Standard Award and a Critics’ Circle Award for various shows at the NT.
She designed the all-women Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Julius Caesar and Henry IV transferred to NY and the productions were hailed as ‘One of the most important theatrical events of the year.’ The Tempest completed the Trilogy and all three were performed at the Donmar at King’s Cross in a new theatre space and bar which she designed. A film of the production of Julius Caesar premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Opera work includes: Medea (ENO) and Tosca (Houston Grand Opera). Whilst in Houston she collaborated with André Previn, designing the world premiere of his opera Brief Encounter.
Other work includes: Ink by James Graham at the Almeida and Duke of York’s.
Recent movement credits include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End), The Crucible, The Last Ship, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End), Rocky: The Musical, The Glass Menagerie, Once (Obie Award, Lortel Award, Calloway Award), Green Day’s American Idiot and Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award) on Broadway, St Joan (The Public), Let the Right One In (St Ann’s and West End), The Light Princess (NT), Rigoletto (Met Opera), Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival), Hunter, 365, The Bacchae (also Associate Director), Black Watch (also Associate Director, Olivier Award) and The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland). As Director, recent credits include: Close to You (West End and NYTW) and War Correspondents (Helen Chadwick).
Steven was co-founder and Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company. Credits for the company include: Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello and Stockholm.
With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge). Steven has provided choreography for music videos for artists including Imogen Heap, Bright Light Bright Light, Goldfrapp and Calvin Harris.
Film includes: Freak Show (Maven Pictures) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks).
Paule Constable’s theatre work includes: For the NT: Follies, Mosquitoes, Common, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera, wonder.land, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Light Princess, Table, This House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway), War Horse (also West End and Broadway), Phèdre, Death and the King’s Horseman, Waves, Women of Troy, Saint Joan, Paul and His Dark Materials. For the RSC: Wolf Hall, The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, Tales from Ovid, The Dispute and Uncle Vanya. Other work in theatre includes: Clybourne Park, The City, Krapp’s Last Tape, The Country, Dublin Carol and The Weir (Royal Court), Oliver!, Ivanov, Evita (West End), the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables and the new Phantom of the Opera for Cameron Mackintosh, The Cripple of Inishmaan (MGC), Luise Miller, The Chalk Garden, Othello, Proof, Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse), Happy Days, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations, Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Blasted, Herons (Lyric Hammersmith), Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and West End) and five productions for Complicite. She has designed operas throughout the world, most recently Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and Meistersinger (Glyndebourne), Norma and Cav and Pag (Metropolitan Opera, New York). Dance includes The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Play Without Words, Dorian Gray (Matthew Bourne), Seven Deadly Sins (The Royal Ballet), and Naked (Ballet Boyz). She is the recipient of 2 Tonys, 4 Olivier Awards, 3 LA Critics’
Ian’s most recent designs include Fatherland (MIF), Junkyard (Headlong), Common, Angels in America, Husbands & Sons, Evening at the Talk House, The Red Lion, Rules for Living, A Taste of Honey, Emil and the Detectives, Port, This House and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Olivier Award) – all for the NT. Other recent shows: Before I Leave (NTW), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Nether (Duke of York’s), The River (Broadway), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway and UK tour), The Machine (Manchester International Festival), Elegy, Roots and The Weir (Donmar Warehouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air), Uncle Vanya and Before the Party (Almeida), Hangmen and The River (Royal Court). Ian has been with the Autograph design team since 2009, and before that was Head of Sound at the Royal Court, where he designed the sound for over 50 productions.
Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning to play piano throughout his childhood and immersing himself in the styles of both classical and contemporary composers. Frahm’s unconventional approach to an ageold instrument and his mesmerising live performances have won him many fans around the world.
Following solo piano works Wintermusik and The Bells, 2011 saw his breakthrough album Felt released on Erased Tapes. Created by placing felt on the hammers of the piano, the record defines Frahm’s signature sound. Felt was followed by the synthesiser EP, Juno, and Screws, which Nils recorded while recovering from a thumb injury and gifted to listeners on his birthday.
In 2013, the live album, Spaces, was released to critical acclaim. That same year, a luxurious hardback edition of solo piano sheet music, Sheets Eins, was also released.
Frahm’s first film score release, Music For The Motion Picture Victoria, won the esteemed German Film Prize for Best Soundtrack, and he recently co-wrote the score for Ellis, a short film starring Robert De Niro.
In 2015, Nils launched Piano Day, a global movement that celebrates the piano on the eighty-eighth day of the year. Frahm’s improvisational album, Solo, was released on the inaugural Piano Day.
Over the past two years, Nils has performed at The Louvre with frequent collaborator Ólafur Arnalds, appeared at BBC Proms curated by 6 Music radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs, and Possibly Colliding, a weekend festival curated by Nils himself at London’s Barbican Centre.
After spending much of 2017 in hibernation, Nils will soon embark on his first world tour since 2015, with All Melody live dates planned around the world in 2018 and 2019.