Approx. 70 minutes
Donmar Warehouse, Wessex Grove and Eleanor Lloyd Productions
Design - Tom Scutt
Sheila Atim & Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi & Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas & Russell Tovey, Anna Maxwell Martin & Chris O'Dowd
Camera Direction & Production
Lighting Camera (Couples 1&2) - William Knights (Couples 3&4) - Paolo Bischi
VMI & Shoot Blue
‘One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.’
A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference.
The creative approach was to bring the audience into the space with each couple, to allow each piece to flow from one moment to the next. The camera configuration changed throughout the capture, adapting to each of the iterations of the work but a handheld approach was maintained throughout. This allowed the cameras to stay close and responsive, often responding organically to the action.
All four couples were filmed without an audience on location at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand.
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