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Things I Know To Be True

17 Oct - 21 Oct 2017
  • £27 - £12 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
Man leaning, holding flowers - Things I Know to be true

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn.

As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage 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, and co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, 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.


★★★★★ ‘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.’ (The Times)

★★★★ ‘Genuinely haunting and fervently recommended.’ (Independent)


Originally produced in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith. A new play by Andrew Bovell.


Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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"A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem"
— Daily Telegraph
"An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful"
— Evening Standard
"Beautiful and devastating"
— The Stage
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