|Production Company: Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia||Duration: 2 hours & 20 mins including interval|
|Playwright: Andrew Bovell||Recommended Age: 14+|
Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia present, Things I Know To Be True, a new play by Andrew Bovell.
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.
Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.
The cast includes Matthew Barker (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time), Natalie Casey (Legally Blonde), Richard Mylan (Frantic Assembly’s The Believers, Waterloo Road, The Bill), Kirsty Oswald (Frantic Assembly’s Othello, The Father, Beowulf), Ewan Stewart (Frantic Assembly’s Beautiful Burnout, Only Fools and Horses), and Imogen Stubbs (RSC’s Othello, Little Revolution, Strangers on a Train).
Contains strong language.
Suitable for ages 14+
The performance on Sat 22 Oct is a captioned performance. Please phone Box Office on 024 7652 4524 for more details.
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia gratefully acknowledge Qatar Airways for their support of this production.
“A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.” ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
“An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful.” ★★★★ Evening Standard
“Gently magical. The cast is terrific.” ★★★★ The Times
“Beautiful and devastating” ★★★★ The Stage
“An understated gem of a play.” ★★★★ Radio Times