I guess I am now an avid follower of the work of the playwright Nick Payne (or at least the work of whomever's doing the casting for the work of the playwright Nick Payne) because I am about to see a second show of his in as many years! Last year it was his play Constellations, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal (ahem) and Ruth Wilson, and which Jake aside was very very good! A happy surprise since I was only there for Jake.
And now comes word that Mr. Payne's new play called Incognito will feature you-guessed-it Charlie Cox in the lead! It took me all of fifteen seconds to buy a ticket. The show will co-star Heather Lind, who funnily enough has a Jake Gyllenhaal connection - she plays the Dead Wife in his upcoming movie Demolition. Living the goddamned dream, that one. Here's what the show is about:
"The new work from Payne... follows a pathologist who steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist who embarks on her first romance with another woman; and a seizure patient who forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.".