Al Smith's play looks at the fate of three physicists who meet at Oxford and how Time plays a central part in their work and their relationships with devastating consequences.
Physicists, Michael and Harry, meet at Oxford; they are hugely competitive both in their work and for the affections of Samantha, a witty American astro physicist. A competitiveness that will drive them all to make extraordinary choices. As we follow their careers we see how the scientific world has made huge leaps in the understanding of matter and time and the consequences of their acts are fully revealed.
Part of the Time Season.
Al Smith has twice won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award and is the inaugural winner of the
BFI/Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize.
Sam Troughton (Michael)is an acclaimed television and Shakespearean actor he was recently seen at the National playing Edmund in King Lear.
Steven Robertson (Harry) has won the Ian Charleson award and has been seen on television in many shows including Luther, Being Human, The Bletchley Circle and Shetland.
Pippa Bennett-Warner (Samantha) has also received an Ian Charleson commendation for her role as Cordelia in King Lear. Pippa was also nominated for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2012 for her role in The Witness at The Royal Court.
Directed by Sally Avens
BFI/Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize. His play 'Harrogate' will be seen later this year at The Royal Court.