Two great plays from Beaconsfield Theatre Group this February
PARTY "Are we for or against China?" A group of students are forming a new political force to challenge the British establishment. These are people who go tongue-tied when asked to talk about climate change; who think 'Muslims' counts as a country. They meet in Jared's Buddhist chanting mother's shed. Big on buzz-words, brain-storming sessions and right-on attitudes, laughably short on specifics and real-world knowledge. Everyone is in favour of democracy, yet, when the team holds a vote, no one likes the result. The party members can’t agree on a name, slogan or image, which results in meaningless branding. And when each aspiring leader of the party has to sum up their policies in three words, the meeting degenerates into playground taunts. Which of course would never happen in the real world of politics.
CONSTELLATIONS This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Constellations draws on the Many Worlds Interpretation, in which an infinite amount of divergent universes are superposed but do not communicate: rather than a linear plot, the play is a series of variations on encounters between two lovers in the divergent universes.