Real-life husband and wife Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond star in Florian Zeller’s The Lie, along with Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. The latest from the French wunderkind is once again translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Lindsay Posner. It runs at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory until 18 November 2017. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
This is a companion-piece to the stormingly funny, cruelly witty The Truth: Florian Zeller, translated from the French with verve by Christopher Hampton, directed by Lindsay Posner, and once again starring Alexander Hanson. An actor who does wounded-insincere-yet-sufferingly-self-righteous infidelity like nobody else.
Alexander Hanson joins the company of the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie, playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond.
James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath join Samantha Bond in the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory in September.
Samantha Bond will star Alice in the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie, opening at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in September.
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world première of Florian Zeller’s The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton, which will run at the Chocolate Factory from 14 September to 18 November 2017, with a press night on 27 September.
Florian Zeller is a precocious writing talent. The Truth is his third play to enthral London theatregoers in a year. While the French playwright’s breakthrough import The Father reduced some viewers to tears with its poignant and painful depiction of dementia. The Truth, a modern day farce about lies and adultery, brings tears of laughter.
Has anyone else had difficulty getting back into their theatregoing after the results of the EU Referendum? The two – excellent – plays I have managed to see since the UK voted to leave on 23 June, have both, in a strange way, deepened my Brexit despair too. Neither Florian Zeller‘s The Truth nor Faith Healer by […]
Florian Zeller’s name is fast becoming a byword for gripping, fascinating and often brilliantly funny theatre. Productions of The Mother and The Father have racked up critical raves and when The Truth opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory, it was greeted with equal fervour.
The Menier, back in spring, brought grave delight and snorts of laughter with this zinger of a play by Florian Zeller; its rapid transfer up West is more than well deserved.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Menier Chocolate Factory Productions today announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Florian Zeller’s The Truth following a smash-hit sell out run at the Menier earlier this year, where it broke box office records for a straight play. Lindsay Posner’s production transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre, for a strictly limited 11 week season – opening on 27 June 2016, with previews from 22 June, and runs until 3 September.
After re-visiting The Book of Mormon, it makes it into this week’s Top Ten; so does People, Places and Things, newly transferred from the National to the West End. Plus, this week’s openings and other recommendations.
After three one-star shows in a row last week, there’s a guaranteed hit opening this week when People, Places and Things transfers from the National.
Florian Zeller’s play of friendship, suspicion and deceit arrives at the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Lindsay Posner – but is it a success? The Truth is on at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 10 May 2016.
It’s a while since so many shrieks, barks and snorts of laughter shook the seats around me: don’t take your drink in, you’ll risk doing the nose trick in the first two minutes. It may be, given a particularly fine depiction of alpha-male pride and panic by Alexander Hanson, that a bit more of the laughter was – ahem! – female. But there were definite guffaws , sheepish or vengeful recognition from the blokes too.
Is Florian Zeller the new Yasmina Reza? Certainly, he’s the most successful French playwright to hit English shores since Reza, whose 1990s hits – Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and, of course, the long-running (eight years in the West End), starry cast-rotating Art – were followed more recently by 2006’s God of Carnage in […]