At a bustling London train station, a 42-year-old American, Georgie, kisses the neck of a much older Irish man, Alex. It’s a mistake (she thinks he is someone else) – one that thrusts two perfect strangers into a fascinating and unlikely relationship that is part friendship, part love affair. But is Georgie really all she seems?
All will be revealed to Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) audiences in this Australian premiere production starring Kat Stewart (Offspring) as the audacious and spontaneous Georgie opposite Peter Kowitz (Janet King) as Alex, under the directorship of the acclaimed Tom Healey (The Spook), who makes his MTC debut with this play.
The play’s title refers to the principle identified by the German physicist Werner Heisenberg in 1927 – that it’s impossible to simultaneously measure the position and velocity of a subatomic particle with absolute precision. You can know only one or the other, but never both. English playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) applies this idea of natural unpredictability and unknowability to two entirely unrelated people in this intimate, life-affirming offbeat romance.
Now showing until Saturday July 6.
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