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The Lie


Tue 1 May 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Wed 2 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Thu 3 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Fri 4 May 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Sat 5 May 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $52.00
  • Concession: $42.00
  • Friends: $38.00
  • Under 25s: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Circa Theatre

By: Florian Zeller
Directed by: Ross Jolly
Translator: Christopher Hampton

Circa One
$30 specials - 6 & 8 April.

Runtime: 2 hours including 15 min interval

Proudly sponsored by: Christopher Finlayson

A sharp comedy of lies and infidelity…

A slick, nimble labyrinth of deceit The Lie is the latest gem from the pen of Florian Zeller the highly acclaimed writer of the hit play The Father.

Michel and Laurence are coming for dinner. But Alice has spotted Michel kissing another woman that very afternoon leaving her with the dilemma… should she tell her friend what she saw or not. Her husband Paul believes it is better to behave as if nothing has happened; Alice is far from sure.

As their own relationship is held up to scrutiny… it becomes clear that some truths are best left unsaid… In affairs of the heart the line between truth and lie can be a dangerous one to cross.

Fresh from a hot sold-out London run The Lie is a brilliantly ruthless comedy which dissects the hypocrisies which holds society together.

In a pitch perfect translation by Christopher Hampton The Lie is smart, thought-provoking and painfully funny.

A devious must see.

"Lying is a sign of love... isn't it?" - Florian Zeller

Please note: “The Lie” replaces the previously advertised “The Truth”.

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