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.
Important informationPlaying at: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
Performance dates: 03 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Suitable for 14+
Special notice: 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.