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Closed September 3, 2016

"A devious must-see"

The Guardian

Why See The Truth?



After a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory earlier this year, Moliere winning Florian Zeller's brand new play transfers into the West End for a limited run. One of the most in demand playwrights working today, Zeller shot to fame with 'The Father', a touching portrait of life been a daughter and her ailing father. The Truth takes a lighter tone, being a witty farce of adultery and friendship...

Like his other plays, The Truth will be adapted by Christopher Hampton, with direction from Lindsay Posner. The cast from the Menier run will also reprise their roles.


Concerning morally fuzzy (and married) businessman Michel (Alexander Hanson) and his affair with doctor Alice (Frances O'Connor), who is also similarly attached, The Truth examines the consequences of deceit, pushing Michel to breaking point as he tries to maintain a happy facade and an explosive affair. But he may have less cause to worry as it becomes increasingly obvious that his wife Laurence (Tanya Franks) may also have taken a lover, one rather too close to home for his liking...

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Additional Information


Previews from: 22 June 2016

Opening night: 27 June 2016

Run time

One and a half hours with NO interval

Cast and Creative


Tanya Franks as Laurence
Alexander Hanson as Michel
Frances O'Connor as Alice
Robert Portal as Paul


Written by Florian Zeller
Directed by Lindsay Posner
Design by Lizzie Clachan
Lighting by Howard Harrison
Sound by Gregory Clarke
Music by Matthew Scott

What we thought

WITTY funny Engaging

Hanson's performance is splendid, particularly as he sinks deeper into the lies he has woven

Alexander Hanson's portrayal of a narcissistic adulterer is sublime in this dark comedy by Florian Zeller, and helps hold the production together amidst occasionally shaky scenes.

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