Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

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.

Play title:  Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

Author (s):  Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

Publication Date: 2015

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Quantum Mechanics

Secondary Discipline: Physics

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 1 Man, 1 Women

Georgie Burns, Alex Priest

Setting: London

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: 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. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing theatrical life, it explores the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. (play text cover blurb, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama)

First Performance Date: May 19th, 2015

First Producer: Manhattan Theater Club

Performance History: The world premiere of Heisenberg  was commissioned and presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, USA (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) on May 19th, 2015. Later, a new version of the play, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle,  premiered at Wyndham’s Theatre, London on October 9th, 2017. It was directed by Marianne Elliott and designed by Bunny Christie with lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound Ltd. (play text cover blurb, Bloomsbury)

Links: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/oct/10/heisenberg-the-uncertainty-principle-cranham-duff-review-wyndhams

https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/heisenberg-the-uncertainty-principle-review

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/theater/heisenberg-review.html

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/heisenberg-the-uncertainty-principle-review-at-wyndhams-theatre-simon-stephens/

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-heisenberg-review-20170708-story.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/dont-let-grand-title-fool-heisenberg-uncertainty-principle/

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatre-review-heisenberg-the-uncertainty-principle-at-wyndham-s-wc2-cnt2vj6x8

https://variety.com/2016/legit/reviews/heisenberg-review-mary-louise-parker-broadway-1201887913/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/heisenberg-review-masculine-wish-fulfillment-on-stage-1476397304

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

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Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017                                                Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017      

                                        

Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017                                               Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017      

                                        

Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017                                               Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017

                                        

Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017                                                Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017

                                                       

Wyndham Theatre, October 9th, 2017                                         Center Theatre Group, 2017, Photo: Craig Schwartz

Center Theatre Group, 2017, Photo: Craig Schwartz

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