The full cast joining actress Samantha Bond in The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory has been announced. Florian Zeller’s play is about a woman, Alice, who sees her friend's husband with another woman. She is torn on whether to tell her friend or lie to her, the latter being what her husband Paul believes she should do. Should she lie to her friend, or would she be better off none the wiser? The cast includes James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath.
Florian Zeller has quickly turned into the new Yasmina Reza: another Parisian boulevard playwright who turns out zippy, snappy plays about human confrontations and relationships, secrets and lies. They even share an English translator - the estimable Christopher Hampton - and a penchant, in production, for being set up and interspersed with the same twinkly, cymbal inflected electronic music... Read more