It's not very often that you see a piece of theatre that resonates so soundly with a specific period of your life that it feels both difficult and cathartic to watch. As one of three siblings tottering over the milestone age of 30 I could relate wholeheartedly with so many aspects of Bovell's play that it felt strangely familiar yet constantly surprising.
Things I Know to be True
Things I Know to Be True is a brand new commission by Australian writer Andrew Bovell and comes to the UK following a world premiere in Adelaide in May 2016. The production will open in London before touring to Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Salford and Chichester. Co-directed by Frantic Assembly's Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company's Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, the production is described as "a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank".
The story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.