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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory

In Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

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.

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THE TRUTH – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

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.

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Plays for my Brexit & Chilcot mood: The Truth, Faith Healer, The Spoils

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

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 […]

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THE TRUTH – West End

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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.

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NEWS: Florian Zeller’s The Truth transfers to Wyndham’s, 27 Jun

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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.

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THE TRUTH – Menier Chocolate Factory

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

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.

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A Florian Zeller hat trick: The Father, The Mother and The Truth

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

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 […]