Things I Know To Be True
State Theatre Company South Australia presents
Things I Know To Be True

13 May 2016 to 14 Jun 2016

Presented by State Theatre Company, Frantic Assembly & Australian Gas Networks in association with Adelaide
By Andrew Bovell


A powerful family drama from Australia’s master playwright.

The Price family appear to be living the Australian dream—a loving household in a solid brick house on a quarter acre block where the passing of time is measured by the seasonal changes in working class patriarch Bob’s beloved roses. The four kids have grown up and spread their wings, with only the youngest, Rosie, still at home. As the seasons turn, their story becomes darker and more difficult. But, with complexity comes richness, resolution and meaning. Epic in existential scope while deeply human in focus, Things I Know To Be True will tug at your heart while asking the big questions about what it is that keeps us going.

A brand new commissioned play from the pen of one of our greatest contemporary playwrights, Andrew Bovell is cause enough for celebration— but add to that an international collaboration with the extraordinary Frantic Assembly, a brilliant cast including Adelaide stage icon Paul Blackwell and rising star Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays, One Eyed Girl) and you have the ingredients of something special.

Andrew Bovell is regarded as one of our greatest storytellers, whether it be for works for the stage such as When The Rain Stops Falling and his adaptation of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, or for the screen such as Lantana and A Most Wanted Man.

Frantic Assembly are one of the brightest stars in the British theatrical firmament, “the most innovative and progressive company around” (The Times). Their unique, highly physical style is perhaps best represented in their outstanding recent work as choreographers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, (West End, Broadway). Frantic Assembly are led by Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham who will team with State Theatre Company’s Geordie Brookman as co-director of this international co-production which will premiere in Adelaide and be re-produced later in 2016 in the UK.

This production shapes as a landmark in the Company’s development of new work and will be an unmissable highlight of the 2016 Season.


Commissioned by State Theatre Company and Frantic Assembly
Supported by State Theatre Company Creative Development Donor Circle



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