Frantic Assembly alongside State Theatre Company of South Australia will present the UK premiere of Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know to be True. 


The production will first be seen at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 10th September to the 1st October, before touring to Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Manchester and Chichester.

Co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman, the play tells the story of family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings who struggle to define themselves beyond their parents love and expectations.

Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and now that all four of their children have grown up and ready to lead their own lives it might now be time for them to sit back and relax. But as the seasons change, some shattering truths are brought to light. 

Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated use of physicality, Things I Know to be True has been written by Andrew Bovell, who is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest storytellers and is known for plays such as  When the Rain Stops Falling and Speaking in Tongues. 

Scott Graham, Artistic Director, Frantic Assembly, said, “I am so excited about collaborating with Geordie Brookman on Andrew Bovell’s beautiful work. The prospect of what we, and this fantastic creative team can make together is absolutely thrilling.

Andrew Bovell said, “Things I Know To Be True is about familial love, that which can hold you in the safest and strongest place possible and suffocate you at the same time. It is a powerful model, the nuclear family and it takes courage to reject it. The collaboration with Frantic Assembly allows this story to reach across continents to the UK and to remind each other just how similar we are.

Casting for this UK premiere production has yet to be announced.

Things I Know to Be True will appear at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 10th September to the 1st October. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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