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.
Followig the success of The Truth, which premiered at the Menier and went on to be nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy, The Lie reunites the team which included Florian Zeller (playwright), Christopher Hampton (traslator) and Lindsay Posner (director).
The Lie 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 play premiered in Paris, performed in French with English surtitles, and this will be the world premiere of an English language production.
The production will also feature original music from composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, and designs by Anna Fleischle.
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Actress Samantha Bond is set to appear in The Lie, Florian Zeller’s play which opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory from September. The piece, which has been translated into English by Christopher Hampton, follows Alice, who spots her friend’s husband out with a woman who isn’t her friend. She is torn on whether to tell the friend the truth, or save face by lying to her. Alice’s husband Paul believes it would be better to lie, but Alice doesn’t know who would benefit and who would suffer from doing so.
The Menier Chocolate Factory will host the English language premiere of The Lie, Forin Zeller’s play about a woman who sports her friend’s husband with another woman. Christopher Hampton will translate the piece which will be directed by Lindsay Posner. The piece reunites Zeller, Hampton and Posner after last year’s The Truth, which ran at the Menier and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Comedy following a West End transfer.