Florian Zeller’s THE TRUTH transfers into the West End from the Menier Chocolate Factory

Alexander Hanson (Michel) and Frances O'Connor (Alice) in The Truth by Florian Zeller @ Menier Chocolate Factory. Directed by Lindsay Posner. (Opening 16-03-16) ©Tristram Kenton 03/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Menier Chocolate Factory Productions today announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Florian Zeller’s The Truth following a smash-hit sell out run at the Menier earlier this year, where it broke box office records for a straight play. Lindsay Posner’s production transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre, for a strictly limited 11 week season – opening on 27 June, with previews from 22 June, and runs until 3 September.

The company – Tanya Franks (series regular roles in EastEnders, Broadchurch and Pulling), Alexander Hanson (title role in Stephen Ward, and A Little Night Music at the Menier), Frances O’Connor (Tom & Viv at the Almeida Theatre, and Mr Selfridge, The Missing and Madame Bovary on television) and Robert Portal (who recently appeared in Around the World in 80 Days at the St James Theatre and Communicating Doors at the Menier) – all reprise their roles for the West End transfer.

Two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit….and the truth.

Following the phenomenal success of Zeller’s The Father (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle Theatre, West End, national tour) and The Mother (Theatre Royal Bath and Tricycle Theatre), Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Menier Chocolate Factory Productions are delighted to transfer the UK première of Zeller’s biting new play The Truth to the West End.

Florian Zeller’s The Father is the most acclaimed new play of the past decade, garnering accolades across the globe – winning the 2014 Molière Award for Best Play, receiving an Olivier nomination, and currently nominated for Best New Play at this year’s Tony Awards. Zeller wrote his first novel, Neiges artificielles (Artificial Snow), when he was twenty-two years old. His second novel, Les Amants du n’importe quoi (Lovers or Something Like It), was well received but it was his third novel, La Fascination du pire (Fascination of Evil), which won the 2004 Prix Interallié, and which made him a household name in France. The book was selected for the Prix Goncourt. In addition to The Father and The Mother (winner of the 2011 Molière for Best Comedy) – both adapted into English by Christopher Hampton – Zeller’s other theatre credits include L’Autre, Le Manège, Si tu mourais (Prix Jeune Théâtre of the Académie Française), Elle t’attend, Une Heure de tranquillité and Le Mensonge. His other novels include Les Amants du n’importe quoi (Lovers or Something Like It); La Fascination du pire (The Fascination of Evil); Julien Parme and La Jouissance.

REVIEW: THE TRUTH (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Photo: Marc Brenner