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The Lie


Alice spots her friend's husband with another woman. Should she tell her friend the truth … or lie? Her husband Paul is convinced that it is better to lie. But in doing so, who is being protected and who suffers?
The Lie at Menier Chocolate Factory

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Overview


Genre: Comedy

Director:
Lindsay Posner

Author:
Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton

Music:
Isobel Waller-Bridge

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the English language world première of Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton.


The production sees the return of Zeller, Hampton and director Lindsay Posner to the Menier following the huge success of The Truth in 2016, which later transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy.


Synopsis


Alice spots her friend's husband with another woman.


Should she tell her friend the truth … or lie?


Her husband Paul is convinced that it is better to lie.


But in doing so, who is being protected and who suffers?


Both find out that in matters of the heart, the line between the truth and a lie can be a dangerous one to cross.


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53 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 020 7378 1713

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 14 September 2017

Press night:Wednesday 27 September 2017

Closes:Saturday 18 November 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£32.50 - £42.50

Standard:
£35 - £50

Concessions:
£32.50

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Cast


Samantha Bond

Alexander Hanson

Tony Gardner

Alexandra Gilbreath


Creatives


Director: Lindsay Posner
Set designer: Anna Fleischle
Costume designer: Loren Elstein
Lighting: Howard Harrison
Sound: Gregory Clarke

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