Monday, 15 January 2018

'Things I Know to be True' at The Lyric Hammersmith

We have two excellent theatres in our Borough, and anyone put off by the rather angry style of political drama that now dominates the programme of the Bush Theatre would do well to check out the Lyric, Hammersmith.

Now playing at the The Lyric is "Things I know to Be True" by Andrew Bovell.

Our theatre correspondent, Toni Sharpe, described Things I Know to Be True" as "A cri de coeur for all families. I turned to my left, to see my friends at the end of this show. They were both weeping. Visibly. Both grown ups. The first half goes off a bit like Eastenders, slightly shouty, but boy does it warm up to something more interesting after the interval. The central motif is of an heroic mother trying to support her four children, with advice appropriate to her generation and love in her heart. Ain’t so simple though, as it turns out. Dad grows rose trees, which blossom and flourish, though as he ripped them down I almost wept myself. Well worth viewing."

Things I know to Be True is playing at the Lyric Hammersmith until Saturday 3rd February.

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