Posted on 20 February 2018
Recipients of the 2017 York Performance Award, Squabbling House, a dynamic new company of graduates from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television are touring their first show, Nick Payne's Constellations. Established in 2017, the small theatre company are focused on producing fresh and challenging contemporary theatre in an intimate setting
A story about science, possibility and honey, Constellations was heralded by The Telegraph as a “playful, touching and intelligent play that packs more into an hour than most plays do in three”.
The tour follows the success of the company's debut Constellations performance at the University in October. In recognition of the production, The Yorker wrote: “Ambitious, energetic and gloriously entertaining, Constellations is a promising start for this young company”. Unknown Magazine noted: “It is an intensely human play with scenes exploring both the deep complexities and awkward and amusing moments of life and life”. Praise was also given to John Chisham and Hattie Patten-Chatfield for their portrayals of the two characters. Carrie Morrison, an independent freelance reviewer, wrote: “Chisham and Patten-Chatfield were phenomenal as the starring duo”.
The regional tour is launching at The Basement at City Screen on Thursday 1 March before continuing onwards to Halifax, Whitby, Sheffield, Mansfield and Durham.