Florian Zeller’s play of friendship, suspicion and deceit arrives at the Menier Chocolate Factory directed by Lindsay Posner – but is it a success?
The Financial Times: **** Sarah Hemming called it: “Dark, clever, excruciatingly funny fare.”
The Independent: *** Paul Taylor commented: “Wittily translated by Christopher Hampton and premiered in Lindsay Posner’s elegantly astringent production.”
Londonist: ****Neil Dowden said: “Lindsay Posner’s production skilfully treads the line between suspense and irony.”
WhatsOnStage: **** Michael Coveney wrote: “Lindsay Posner’s fluent and beautifully acted production.”
London Theatre.co.uk:**** Mark Shenton found: ” It’s not pretty, but it makes for riveting theatre.”
The Guardian: *** Michael Billington said: “while this 90-minute play is highly diverting, it strikes me as an elegant variation on standard boulevard comedy.”
Time Out:**** Andrzej Lukowski described it as: “crisp, assured and well-acted.”
West End Wilma:****”Masterly constructed, witty and intelligent, The Truth keeps the audience guessing.”
Evening Standard:**** Henry Hitchings said: “Lindsay Posner’s production doesn’t always have enough zip, yet it’s shrewdly performed.”
British Theatre Guide:Philip Fisher commented: “a far-fetched and highly schematic comedy that borders on farce and relies on the viewer’s willingness to suspend their disbelief for long periods.”
The Telegraph: *** Dominic Cavendish thought: “A comedy, then, that makes you laugh, makes you think: pas mal.”
The Truth is on at the Menier Chocolate Factory until the 10th May. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.