Following a hugely successful 2016 tour, Things I Know To Be True returns to Oxford Playhouse this autumn.
As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, it tells the story of a family through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and, with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.
Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.
Duration: 2 hours 20mins with interval
Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.
Audio described performances are designed for blind or partially sighted audience members. Via headphones, a live narrator describes the action in the pauses between the onstage dialogue. Touch tours accompany audio described performances
A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful.
★★★★ Evening Standard
Gently magical. The cast is terrific.
Genuinely haunting and fervently recommended.
A Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia production
Originally produced in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith
By Andrew Bovell
Co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman
Age guideline: 14+
Wednesday 27 September - 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance
Saturday 30 September - 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)
Post Show Talk - with cast members and associate director Jonnie Riordan
Thursday 28 September - after the 7.30pm performance