Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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Overview

After a triumphant Broadway run, Simon Stephens (writer of the Olivier & Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) brings his sizzling two-hander Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle to the Wyndham’s Theatre for its UK premiere - with tickets available from 3 October 2017 to 6 January 2018.

Reactive elements come in pairs with this production, which sees director Marianne Elliott team up with producer Chris Harper to form their new company Elliott & Harper Productions – adding the performative talents of Olivier Award-winner Kenneth Cranham and two-time Olivier nominee Anne-Marie Duff to the exciting chemical concoction.

Mirroring the coincidental collision of two random particles, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle tells the story of a chance encounter between two strangers upon a crowded London tube platform.

These two volatile molecules take the form of Alex Priest (Cranham), an Irish-born butcher on the cusp of retirement, and Georgie Burns (Duff) a chaotic American-born swindler on the lookout for her next mark. The two embark on an unexpected journey that may alter the course of each of their lives forever.

Heisenberg comes to us with the support of the creative team behind The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, plus the award-winning designer Bunny Christie (Red Barn/People, Places Things at the National Theatre).

This explosive fusion makes Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle an unmissable, theatric experiment not to be missed, so get your tickets now.

Recommended for

Any fans of Simon Stephens previous West End smash-hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will adore the beautiful character rich drama and should ensure they get tickets.

Age Recommendations: 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 90 mins
Opened: 03 Oct 2017
Press night: 09 Oct 2017
Booking from: 06 Jan 2018
Booking until: 06 Jan 2018

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

48 Reviews Add review

This play bears very little relationship to the scientific principle after which it's named, although that does get a nod. Just a ... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This play bears very little relationship to the scientific principle after which it's named, although that does get a nod. Just a nod. Because this is a romantic comedy with two non-scientists in it, and the writer just threw it in, I suspect, because "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" is a well-known phrase. So, forget that. Instead, what we get is a very sparse stage, all in white, with white furniture - a very clever one, with the walls contracting and expanding to fit the characters' moods, and furniture disappearing into the floor for scene changes. The story starts with an elderly man, sat in what is meant to be a train station, who is approached by a much younger woman, who engages him in intense conversation. He is, of course, amazed - this is London, after all! Of course, she's American. Anyway, an unlikely love story develops. Dunno why the reviews were so iffy - I loved it, thought it was really sweet! The script is witty, the characters engaging - and there's obviously a great rapport between the actors. Very glad I saw it - and as usual, very glad of the lack of an interval - if someone hadn't been in the office when I got back, and keen for chat, I'd have been home unusually early! Booking until 6th January - recommended.

u2fancat 5'6'', 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Firstly, the acting was brilliant and faultless and I loved the characters and the intimacy of there only being 2 characters on in... More

laurenmaytheatre 5"7, 350 reviews, 10 helpful votes

Firstly, the acting was brilliant and faultless and I loved the characters and the intimacy of there only being 2 characters on in the whole show. I think the choice to not have an interval was good but I feel like the show could have been easily condensed down to an hour rather than an hour and a half. I wasn't a fan of the plot, I felt it was lacking and quite slow and boring. Not much happened, and although the characters kept me engaged I didn't feel any emotion towards the storyline or events in the plot. I did enjoy the staging and the changes between scenes. The simplicity of the set and lighting was done really well to make an impact and give you a sense of where the scene was set. If you can grab a cheap ticket for this show and enjoy something quite simple then I would recommend. I personally wouldn't go back.

laurenmaytheatre 5"7, 350 reviews, 10 helpful votes

‘Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle’ was a bit of a curates egg for me. I thought the acting between Anne-Marie Duff and Kenne... More

joc78 5"4, 251 reviews, 4 helpful votes

‘Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle’ was a bit of a curates egg for me. I thought the acting between Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham was excellent and I wouldn’t expect anything less from two such stalwarts, however unfortunately I didn’t 100% believe the romance between either of the characters, nor their chemistry. The staging was very impressive having the set rotating from large to small as if the characters were ‘boxed’ in at times. It was an entertaining play nonetheless, but sad to half the theatre empty.

joc78 5"4, 251 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I expected more from a Marianne Elliott production really. I thought the stage design, movement, direction, sound and lighting was... More

albuspotter 5"11, 137 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I expected more from a Marianne Elliott production really. I thought the stage design, movement, direction, sound and lighting was brilliant, and the acting from Kenneth Cranham and Anne Marie Duff was superb, but the story lacked something for me and I found myself getting restless waiting for something to happen. The idea of the story is nice but I don't think it was one of Simon Stephens' best plays.

albuspotter 5"11, 137 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I have very mixed feelings about this show, which is the first offering from newly formed theatre company Elliot & Harper. Kenneth... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I have very mixed feelings about this show, which is the first offering from newly formed theatre company Elliot & Harper. Kenneth Cranham and Anne-Marie Duff are both perfectly good, however the story itself is a little uneventful and predictable. I enjoyed Bunny Christie's design, which sets the whole thing completely in limbo, with shifting walls that suggest an alternate reality. The theory is clever - about fate and how one single moment can change your life forever, but the movement sequences seem redundant and there's a lot of tweaking still to do. Was thoroughly interested though, just didn't quite live up to expectations.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

The set was very plain which was disappointing at first, however as the play progressed it didn't matter. The movement of the sta... More

battlin 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The set was very plain which was disappointing at first, however as the play progressed it didn't matter. The movement of the stage set was very clever and atmospheric. The acting was good but the plot not plausible at first but grew believable as the play progressed. Interesting and funny in parts.

battlin 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great actors but this show sucked. Good thing it was only one act. The set was innovative, but thats about as good as it gets.

nathandowling 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great actors but this show sucked. Good thing it was only one act. The set was innovative, but thats about as good as it gets.

nathandowling 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

simonmilligan 6"2, 121 reviews, 3 helpful votes

simonmilligan 6"2, 121 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I thought this was a very well acted performance of a lovely story about an unlikely romantic relationship. Much better than the c... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 179 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I thought this was a very well acted performance of a lovely story about an unlikely romantic relationship. Much better than the critics reviews had led me to think it might be.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 179 reviews, 5 helpful votes