Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia’s critically acclaimed physical theatre piece Things I Know To Be True returns to the Lyric Hammersmith, exploring heart-rending familial love and its internal connotations.
Penned by acclaimed Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, Frantic Assembly tell a story both beautifully touching but also funny and bold, bringing to life the complex tale of one family and marriage through the eyes of four grown up siblings, desperate to define themselves beyond their parents love and expectations.
While parents Bob and Fran have worked tirelessly to provide for their children, now ready to fly the nest, they believe it’s time to sit back, relax and smell the roses. But the changing seasons might be about to bring home some shattering truths.
Original UK cast members, Matthew Barker and Kirsty Oswald, return to reprise their roles as Mark and Rosie respectively. Joining them in the company will be Cate Hamer as Fran, Seline Hizli as Pip, John McArdle as Bob and Arthur Wilson as Ben.
Things I Know To Be True arrives at the Lyric Hammersmith at the end of a lauded UK tour, which has included stints in the Oxford Playhouse, The Lowry in Salford, Leicester Curve, Mercury Theatre in Colchester, York Theatre Royal, Chester Storyhouse, Nuffield Southampton, and The Lighthouse in Poole.
Award winning theatre company Frantic Assembly’s method of devising theatre has been impacting theatrical practice and unlocking the creative potential of future theatre-makers for up to 22 years. One of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK, Frantic Assembly is led by Artistic Director and co-founder Scott Graham, and has toured extensively across Great Britain, and worked in 40 countries internationally collaborating with some of today’s most inspiring artists.
Bringing their renowned physicality to the stage, Things I Know To Be True is a show both poetic and brutally frank, exploring the internal mechanics of a changing family.
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