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Florian Zeller's The Lie to receive English language world premiere at Menier Chocolate Factory

Lindsay Posner will direct following his production of Zeller's The Truth

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Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton
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The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced it will host the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's The Lie, which will open at the venue in September.

After their production of Zeller's The Truth – which transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award – Lindsay Posner returns to direct the piece which has been adapted by Christopher Hampton.

The Lie tells the story of Alice who spots her friends husband with another woman. Alice believes she should tell her friend but her husband thinks it is better to lie.

The production will have set design by Anna Fleischle, costume by Loren Elstein, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Gregory Clarke, and original music by Isobel Waller-Bridge. Casting is yet to be announced.

This latest play follows on from further success for Zeller and Hampton in London with the Tricycle Theatre playing host to The Father in 2015 and The Mother in 2016.

The Lie runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 27 September to 18 November, with previews from 14 September. Tickets go on general sale on 2 August.

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