Wyndham's Theatre Charing Cross Road, London

Public Previews: 3 October 2017
Opens: 9 October 2017
Closes: 6 January 2018

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Show times
Monday 8.00pm
Tuesday at 8.00pm
Wednesday at 8.00pm
Thursday at 3.00pm and 8.00pm
Friday at 8.00pm
Saturday at 3.005pm and 8.00pm
Sunday no shows
Thu 5 Oct at 8.00pm only
Sat 7 Oct at 8.00pm only
Mon 9 Oct at 7.00pm only

Runs 90 minutes with no interval

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Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

Marianne Elliott's West End Premiere of Simon Stephens' play Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham

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.

Marianne Elliott said she was drawn to this play because "there was something incredibly beautiful about these characters who find each other just by happenstance, and through the course of six scenes, and six weeks, they affect surprising changes in each other and in themselves."

The German physicist Werner Heisenberg introduced 'the uncertainty principle' in 1927, stating that the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known, and vice versa.

The cast for this two-hander features Anne-Marie Duff as 'Georgie Burns' and Kenneth Cranham as 'Alex Priest'. Directed by Marianne Elliott with movement by Steven Hoggett, designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Ian Dickinson.

This production reunites director Marianne Elliott with playwright Simon Stephens following their award-winning success with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which Simon Stephens adapted for the stage from the novel by Mark Haddon.

Anne-Marie Duff's West End credits include Thea Sharrock's revival of Terence Rattigan's play Cause Celebre at the Old Vic Theatre in 2011 and Polly Teale's staging of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House for Shared Experience at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2000. Kenneth Cranham most recently played the title role in James Macdonald's production of Florian Zeller's black comedy The Father at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2015 and again at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2016. He also originated the title role of 'Inspector Goole' in Stephen Daldry's landmark revival of JB Priestly's An Inspector Calls at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in 1992 and the West End transfer to the Aldwych Theatre in 1993. His other credits include Peter Gill's revival of Gaslight at the Old Vic Theatre in 2007.

Simon Stephens's play Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle was originally seen in New York in a production directed by Mark Brokaw with a cast that featured Denis Arndt as 'Alex Priest' and Mary-Louise Parker as 'Georgie Burns'. It initially played a six week season off-Broadway at the New York City Center's Stage II Theatre before transferring to Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for a two month run in 2016. Please note that this West End Premiere is an entirely new production.

Heisenberg in London at the Wyndham's Theatre public previews from 3 October 2017, opens on 9 October 2017 and closes on 6 January 2018