Things I Know To Be True at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia present, Things I Know To Be True, a new play by Andrew Bovell.
Imogen Stubbs leads a stunning cast in this complex and intense study of family relationships that is both poetic and brutally frank.
This production is co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman.
Things I Know to be True runs from 11 January 2018 until 3 February 2018 at the Lyric Hammersmith.
As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.
The cast features Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs.
Written by Andrew Bovell. Co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman.
This is a thing of beauty – Daily Telegraph
inventive without being grandiose – Evening Standard
Important NotesRunning Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Age Restrictions: Suitabel for 14+ Important Info: Contains strong language
Venue InformationLyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266
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Full casting has been announced for Things I Know To Be True, which begins a UK tour new month.
Matthew Barker (Sweet Bird of Youth, Chichester) and Kirsty Oswald (The Father, West End) will reprise their roles from the 2016 production, alongside new cast members Cate Hamer (Machinal, National), Seline Hizli (ITVs Grantchester), John McArdle (Brookside) and Arthur Wilson (Man and Superman, National).
Andrew Bovell’s acclaimed play tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
The production received its UK premiere in September 2016 at the Lyric Hammersmith opening to widespread acclaim.
Things I Know To Be True opens on 27 September 2017 at Oxford Playhouse and will travel to he Lowry in Salford, Leicester Curve, Mercury Theatre in Colchester, York Theatre Royal, Chester Storyhouse, Nuffield Southampton, The Lighthouse in Poole and Lyric Hammersmith.
A reviews round-up for Things I Know To be True at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
The UK premiere of Andrew Bovell’s Thing’s I Know To Be True has opened to widespread acclaim at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Co-directed by Geordie Bookman and Scott Graham, the show is a co-production by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Frantic Assembly.
“Beautifully staged” (Guardian) the production “is a thing of beauty” with “writing so powerful that only very rarely do you feel that some moment is issue- rather than character-driven” (Independent). The staging is “fluent without being grandiose” (Evening Standard) and “the movement is used sparingly and piercingly to physicalise subtext.’ (Independent.
The production features strong performances from Imogen Stubbs who “intelligently invests her [character] with a rasping anger that conceals her passionate love for her fractured family”, Ewen Stewart who plays her redundant husband and Kirsty Oswald and Matthew Barker who play two of their children.
Things I Know To be True runs until 1 October at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Here’s what the reviews had to say