Nick Payne's acclaimed new play Constellations has transferred from the Royal Court Upstairs to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre, where it opens tonight (16 November 2012, previews from 9 November).

Here, the play's stars Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins talk to Whatsonstage.com editor Theo Bosanquet about the production and its journey from the 80-seat Theatre Upstairs to the West End.

Running at just over an hour, Constellations is a two-hander romantic comedy centring on the relationship between bee-keeper Roland and cosmology academic Marianne.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, it’s billed as an “extraordinary play about friendship and love seen through shards of infinite possibility stars”.