First look at Lindsay Posner’s production of The Truth starring Tanya Franks, Alexander Hanson, Frances O’Connor and Robert Portal.
Expertly adapted by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Father, The Mother), Florian Zeller’s play The Truth is “a sophisticated dissection of marital hypocrisies and a comic, coolly knowing challenge to the credo that honesty is the best policy” Paul Taylor, The Independent.
Michel is having an affair with Alice, the elegant wife of his unemployed friend Paul. But when his own wife Laurence starts to pose tricky questions, we sense he’s not the only character with an agenda. As Michel struggles to sustain his special blend of hypocrisy and duplicity, the balance of power shifts and we’re less and less sure whose chicanery is the most extreme.
The Truth runs until 7 May 2016 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Read a reviews round-up of The Truth here.