Sherlock’s Louise Brealey to star in UK theatre tour of Constellations

Brealey, who stars opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in BBC1's hit detective drama, will play Marianne alongside Happy Valley's Joe Armstrong

Louise Brealey is swapping lab coats and lusting after Benedict Cumberbatch for a return to treading the boards. 


The 36-year-old Sherlock actress, who plays Molly in the hit BBC1 detective drama, is set to star in the UK theatre tour of Constellations.

Something needs to fill that epic break between filming, eh? 

Brealey will appear opposite The Village and Happy Valley’s Joe Armstrong, playing Marianne in Nick Payne’s “explosive new play about free will and friendship.”

Constellations tells the story of a relationship with infinite possibilities. The play follows theoretical physicist Marianne (Brealey) and beekeeper Roland (Armstrong), who meet at a barbecue and fall in love, with each of their scenes repeating themselves and offering different outcomes.

Fans will have plenty of opportunities to see Brealey in action. Constellations’ tour will open at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre on 14th May, before touring to Liverpool Playhouse (19-23 May), Bristol Old Vic (27-30 May), Nuffield Theatre Southampton (2-6 June), The Lowry Salford (9-13 June), Cambridge Arts Theatre (16-20 June), Richmond Theatre (23-27 June) and Theatre Royal Brighton (30 June to 4 July).

Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall starred in the original 2012 West End run, while Jake Gyllenhall and Ruth Wilson took on the Broadway version. 

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