Theatre, Film and TV

Nick Payne’s Wanderlust airs on BBC One

Sep 4, 2018

Wanderlust, written by Nick Payne and directed by Luke Snellin, airs on BBC One on September 4th at 9pm.

The six-part series is Nick’s debut television show and is a frank, honest and comic appraisal of sex and intimacy. It follows Joy (Toni Collette) and Alan (Steven Mackintosh), a couple searching for ways to save their marriage and their sex life.

Nick Payne is an award-winnning playwright and screenwriter. His play Constellations was a big critical and commercial hit on both the West End and Broadway and he recently adapted The Sense of An Ending starring Jim Broadbent for film. His play A Life will transfer to the Public Theater on Broadway next year starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Luke Snellin is an award-winning director for TV and film. He is currently directing the opening block of Temple for Sky starring Mark Strong, and has two feature films in development.

The series also stars a number of CB clients; Isis Hainsworth plays Michelle, Chloe Harris plays Emma, Dominic Herman-Day plays Young Lawrence and Laura Checkley plays Paula.

‘Bold, stylistically fresh and funny.’ Michael Pickard, Drama Quarterly

Wanderlust is excellent...Nick Payne has delivered a script that is funny and pacy and also very, very truthful.’ Eleanor Bley Griffiths , Radio Times Online

‘A brutally honest and at times poignant portrayal.’ Naomi Gordon, Digital Spy