• Things I Know To Be True

Event Details

Tue 31 Oct - Sat 04 Nov

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (Including 1 interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £28-£14

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

Age Recommendations: 14+

Warning: Contains language that some may find offensive. Contains smoking.

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Writer: Andrew Bovell

Directed by: Geordie Brookman & Scott Graham

Set & Lighting Design: Geoff Cobham

Costume Design: Ailsa Paterson

Sound Design: Andrew Howard

Featured Music: Nils Frahm

Starring: Matthew Barker, Kate Hamer, Seline Hizli, John Mcardle, Kirtsy Oswald, Arthur Wilson

Things I Know To Be True

A Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia production

Originally produced in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith

Things I Know To Be True

A new play by Andrew Bovell

Please note footage is of the 2016 UK cast. Casting is not yet confirmed for the 2017 tour.

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn.          

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, and 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 is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.

Post Show Discussion: Wednesday 01 November

★★★★★ ‘A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.’ - Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful.’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Genuinely haunting and fervently recommended.’ - Independent

★★★★ ‘Beautiful and devastating’ - The Stage

 Sat 04 Nov, 2:30pm

 Sat 04 Nov, 2:30pm