Ever since it premiered at The Old Vic in London in 2016, the rumour mill has been rife with talk about if and when Tim Minchin’s musical...
Things I Know To Be True UK premiere at Hammersmith
The production will receive its world premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre in May 2016, and goes on to tour the UK later in the year. It will be co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman.
Synopsis: "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."
Writer Andrew Bovell is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest storytellers. He said: “Things I Know To Be True" is about familial love, that which can hold you in the safest and strongest place possible and suffocate you at the same time. It is a powerful model, the nuclear family and it takes courage to reject it. The collaboration with Frantic Assembly allows this story to reach across continents to the UK and to remind each other just how similar we are.”