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Casting announced for The Truth at Menier Chocolate Factory

Lindsay Posner directs Florian Zeller's new play

Tanya Franks, Alexander Hanson and Robert Portal
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting has been announced for the UK première of Florian Zeller's The Truth, which runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 16 March 2016.

In a new version by Christopher Hampton, Lindsay Posner (The End of Longing, Speed the Plow) directs Tanya Franks (EastEnders, Broadchurch), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward), Frances O'Connor (The Missing) and Robert Portal (Around the World in 80 Days).

With The Mother currently playing at the Tricycle Theatre and The Father soon to open at the Duke of York's Theatre for its second West End run, The Truth will be the third production by Zeller to play a major London theatre this year.

Zeller's new play centres on a man caught up in a four-way love affair, after discovering his mistress' husband is also sleeping with his wife.

When first rumoured in 2014, Posner told WhatsOnStage The Truth is "a very good play - a bit of a cross between Harold Pinter and Yasmina Reza."

The Truth opens on 16 March and runs until 7 May before transferring to the Theatre Royal Bath from 9 - 14 May.

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