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Things I Know To Be True reviews

Since opening at the Lyric Hammersmith last month, Things I Know To Be True has received some great reviews. Featuring Frantic Assembly's celebrated physicality, this new play by Andrew Bovell tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings who are struggling to define themselves beyond their parents' love and expectations... 

Evening Standard Review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan
Evening Standard Review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan

Evening Standard

Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman share directing duties and have crafted something appealingly tender. The staging is fluent - inventive without being grandiose, and at times genuinely beautiful.”
“Fran’s independence is fierily conveyed by Imogen Stubbs, and Ewan Stewart is wonderful as Bob.”

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The Times

“It's the sort of uniquely theatrical evening that might just convert those suspicious that theatre doesn't speak to them.”
“The show has such a tangible tenderness about it that remain absorbed and end up touched by its depiction of lives all too close to our own.”

The Times review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan
The Times review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan

Independent

“A beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family.” “Genuinely haunting and fervently recommended.”
“The excellent Matthew Barker.” “Geoff Cobham’s splendid designs”

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Radio Times review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan
Radio Times review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan

The Stage

“Wonderful performances.” “It’s a beautiful production.”
“A powerful look at the coexistence of narcissism and unconditional love in family life.”

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Telegraph review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan
Telegraph review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan

The Upcoming

Natalie Casey (Hollyoaks, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) gives the standout performance, with a touch of kooky humour and some heart-rending moments of understated melancholy.”
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Radio Times

“Brilliant.” “An understated gem of a play.” 
Kirsty Oswald is impressive as the naïve Rosie.” “Ewan Stewart’s Bob Price is devastating.”
“An excellent production whose searing honesty about family relationships stays with you long after the curtain falls.”

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The Stage review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan
The Stage review, Things I Know To Be True © Manuel Harlan

You can see Things I Know To Be True at the Playhouse, Wednesday 2 November to Saturday 5 November.