The Truth at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
The Truth at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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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 Tanya Franks (Broadchurch) played the withdrawn Laurence, with Robert Portal (Communicating Doors) tookthe role of the aggressive and overtly masculine Paul.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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Content not suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 22 Jun 2016
Press night: 27 Jun 2016
Booking from: 02 Sep 2016
Booking until: 03 Sep 2016

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

34 Reviews Add review

This is a comedy - and ended up being one of those most awkward evenings where I'm in the middle of a theatre full of people laughing... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 73 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Fantastic play - I laughed from start to finish. Florian Zeller has hit the mark yet again with his brand new play. How someone... More

joc78 5"4, 364 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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

GailBishop 5'6", 64 reviews, 16 helpful votes

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

LondonLass 5"1, 224 reviews, 14 helpful votes

Very funny. Laughs throughout. Best laugh we've had in ages.

battlin 28 reviews, 1 helpful vote

joeledwards 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

byong15 170cm, 64 reviews, 3 helpful votes

livb 5'6, 200 reviews, 45 helpful votes