Things I Know to be True at Lyric Hammersmith tickets
Things I Know to be True at Lyric Hammersmith tickets

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Overview

Acclaimed physical theatre company Frantic Assembly team up with State Theatre Company South Australia on their recent tour of Things I Know to be True, which returns to the UK for a strictly limited run at London’s Lyric Hammersmith. Last appearing in the country in 2016, the return of this electrifying production is highly anticipated.

Things I Know to be True follows Bob and Fran, who have worked hard to raise their family of four children that are now grown up and ready to move out. Bob and Fran’s relationship is framed by the choices their adult children make, and it quickly becomes clear that all is not well in the family home.

A cast of six play the adult family, who execute the impressive lifts, leans and holds. This is an intimate, moving production that taps into universal truths about the trials and tribulations of an everyday working family. Frantic Assembly has over two decades of experience creating theatre with a distinct physical style, and their ability to capture emotion through movement is unparalleled.

Andrew Bovell’s gripping text marries with Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director Scott Graham’s physical score to capture the drama and stress of family life. With additional direction by Georgie Brookman, the production features set and lighting design by Geoff Cobham, sound design by Andrew Howard and costume design by Alisa Paterson, with featured music by Nils Frahm.

Casting includes Ewan Stewart as Bob and Cate Hamer as Fran, alongside Arthur Wilson as Ben, Matthew Barker as Mark, Seline Hizli as Pip and Kirsty Oswald as Rosie.

Praised by critics for its choreography and pathos, Things I Know to be True plays for a strictly limited season at the Lyric Hammersmith, from 11 January to 3 February 2018, with a press night on 12 January 2018.

Recommended for

Fans of physical and experimental theatre, family dramas and those familiar with Frantic Assembly’s work will love this show. Things I Know to be True is also a great introduction to this company’s work.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for 14+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 13 Jan 2018
Press night: 12 Jan 2018
Booking from: 03 Feb 2018
Booking until: 03 Feb 2018

Location and map

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
London, W6 0QL

6 Reviews Add review

This has got to be one of the best shows I have ever seen. The story is incredible and very moving (I strongly advise taking tissu... More

emilydiver 5"0, 193 reviews, 14 helpful votes

This has got to be one of the best shows I have ever seen. The story is incredible and very moving (I strongly advise taking tissues). The use of physical theatre is excellent and the acting is very strong. An absolute must see.

emilydiver 5"0, 193 reviews, 14 helpful votes

maheshgami 57 reviews, 0 helpful votes

maheshgami 57 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ryandawe 5"8, 175 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ryandawe 5"8, 175 reviews, 0 helpful votes

tobyward-smith 128 reviews, 1 helpful vote

tobyward-smith 128 reviews, 1 helpful vote

matthewseaman 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes

matthewseaman 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great movement and drama.

kwarnock7 5'4, 114 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great movement and drama.

kwarnock7 5'4, 114 reviews, 0 helpful votes