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The Truth at Melbourne Theatre Company
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The Truth at Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne, VIC
Recommended ages 16+
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About The Truth at Melbourne Theatre Company

Academy Award-winning French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Father wowed MTC audiences with a sell-out season in 2017. With The Truth, he delivers a devilishly dark comedy that took the West End by storm, collecting rave reviews and earning Zeller comparisons to Oscar Wilde, Noël Coward and Molière.

In this new production, acclaimed director Sarah Giles (Straight White Men) is joined by actors Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan), Stephen Curry (The Castle), Bert LaBonté (Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Katrina Milosevic (Wentworth), in exploring the truths that tear us apart and the lies that keep us together.

Michel and his wife Laurence are happily married. Michel’s best friend Paul is also happily married, to Alice. But Michel and Alice are having an affair, and Laurence seems to know that something’s going on. How far will Michel go to hide the truth? Why is Alice so keen to reveal it? What does Laurence actually know, or not know? And is Paul just pretending to be bad at tennis?

Presented in the English translation by Tony and Oscar-winning playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Father), The Truth sees the widely celebrated Zeller gleefully playing with our assumptions as he unravels a web of fiction, delusion and hypocrisy. A masterpiece of marital manipulations, it’s a delicious farce that asks us to consider the benefits of lying and the drawbacks of honesty.

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From the internationally celebrated playwright behind The Father comes a devilishly dark comedy that explores the truths that tear us apart and the lies that keep us together.

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"★★★★★ Unbelievably good." The Times UK

"★★★★★ Hilarious. Dazzling. A must-see show." The Observer UK

By: Florian Zeller

Translated by: Christopher Hampton

Directed by: Sarah Giles

Cast:

Laurence: Michala Banas

Michel: Stephen Curry

Paul: Bert LaBonté

Alice: Katrina Milosevic

Start date

June 4th, 2021

End date

July 10th, 2021

Genre

Theatre

Venue

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

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