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The Truth was the new play by multi-award winning French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller. This entertaining and unsettling play about deceit and truth, transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre in June 2016 for a ten week run following huge success playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Theatre Royal Bath.

Known to many for the huge success of his last black comedy The Father, which was awarded the 2014 Molière Award for Best Play, as well as being nominated for the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play in 2016, Florian Zeller’s latest work was translated by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Lindsay Posner, known for his long history of working with David Mamet.

Told from the perspective of two couples, the play is a biting comedy that dissects ideas of suspicion, friendship, deceit and, ultimately, The Truth.

As Michael, a businessman, falls into an affair with Alice, a doctor, events slowly begin to escalate as Alive begins to demand more from their relationship. With Alice’s husband, Paul’s, status as Michael’s best friend, this is an intricate and delicate web of relationships with some much unexpected ramifications around the corner.

The original cast reprised their original roles in the transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, with Alexander Hanson (Jesus Christ Superstar, Stephen Ward) and the un-self-aware and loquacious adulterer Michael, Frances O’Connor (The Missing) as partner to his best friend and attractive lover, Alice. Tanya Franks (Broadchurch) played the withdrawn Laurence, with Robert Portal (Communicating Doors) tookthe role of the aggressive and overtly masculine Paul.

The Truth is was a thought provoking and funny play, combining Florian Zeller’s typical mastery in balancing gripping drama and suspense with his distinctive dark humour.

Performance dates: 02 Sep 2016 - 03 Sep 2016

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: Content not suitable for young children

Special notice: The Truth is the perfect play for anyone who loves intricate and gripping drama with a flair of dark humour. If you enjoyed last year’s hugely acclaimed The Father then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see Florian Zeller’s latest work.

Sorry this show closed 03 September 2016.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: In Wyndham’s Theatre, the Stalls generally offer good views throughout, however generally offer little pricing variations, other than the very back rows which are restricted by the by the circle overhang.

The Royal Circle similarly offers good views without, with the very best being in rows C-E, with rows E-G beginning to be affected by the Grand Circle overhang. Seats in the Grand Circle begin to feel quite far away from the action, however the centre of rows B and C can offer some very good value for money views, despite having quite tight legroom. The Balcony gives a further feeling of distance from the action, with a safety rail that can often be intrusive in the front rows, however often tends to be the cheapest seats in the house, so if you are on a tight budget and have good eyesight, these could be the best seats in Wyndham’s Theatre for you.

Latest audience reviews

I'm really not not sure what I thought of this show. It was funny, it was moving and in some ways I really... More

fifilou Top 100 reviewer08 Apr 2017

I'm really not not sure what I thought of this show. It was funny, it was moving and in some ways I really enjoyed the story. But when it finished I did walk away thinking where was that going? I don't know it just didn't click with me at all. The cast where very good, the staging was good, I don't know it just didn't click with me at all.

fifilou Top 100 reviewer08 Apr 2017

Great fun, enjoyable show.

palelylaura Top 100 reviewer03 Apr 2017

Very enjoyable and well acted!

londontheatrefan Top 100 reviewer14 Apr 2017

Wickedly funny. A very cleverly layered farce - are they telling a lie to force someone to tell the truth,... More

GailBishop 18 Oct 2016

Wickedly funny. A very cleverly layered farce - are they telling a lie to force someone to tell the truth, or are they telling the truth to force someone to tell a lie?

GailBishop 18 Oct 2016
TM89 Top 50 reviewer25 Apr 2017

The show was entertaining with sly humour and strong performances. The story was unpredictable with intriguing... More

LondonLass Top 50 reviewer07 Jul 2016

The show was entertaining with sly humour and strong performances. The story was unpredictable with intriguing plot twists.

LondonLass Top 50 reviewer07 Jul 2016
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