Newly formed Elliott & Harper Productions announce their first West End show. Marianne Elliott directs Anne-Marie Duff & Kenneth Cranham in the UK premiere of Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning director of the National Theatre’s hugely successful productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and producer Chris Harper’s newly formed theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions, announced the UK premiere of their first West End show today: Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham and directed by Marianne Elliott, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle will open at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London on 3 October 2017 and run until 6 January 2018.
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. Tony and Olivier-Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle is a surprising and life-affirming new play starring Anne-Marie Duff as Georgie and Kenneth Cranham as Alex. Simon Stephens said:
‘I wanted to write about the most unpredictable and exciting woman I could imagine. I wanted to write a play about an older man because I’d never done that before. I wanted to write a play inspired by the way music works in the gaps between notes. I discovered ‘The Uncertainty Principle’ and it struck me that all life is contained within it’.
In addition to Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Elliott & Harper are co-producing a new production of CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Catherine Schreiber. Directed by Sally Cookson, it will play at the Quarry Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 29 November 2017 – 21 January 2018, with a press night on 6 December 2017. Joining Sally Cookson on the creative team are: War Horse designer, Rae Smith, sound designer Ian Dickinson, writer in the room, Adam Peck, movement director, Dan Canham and lighting designer, Bruno Poet with music by Benji Bower.