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Things I Know To Be True


Tue 18 May 2021, 6:30pm–8:50pm
Wed 19 May 2021, 6:30pm–8:50pm
Thu 20 May 2021, 6:30pm–8:50pm
Fri 21 May 2021, 8:00pm–10:20pm
Sat 22 May 2021, 8:00pm–10:20pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $52.00
  • Concession/student: $42.00
  • Friend: $38.00
  • Group 6+: $45.00
  • Under 25s: $25.00
  • Preview (Fri 30 April): $30.00
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Listed by: Circa Theatre

Written by Andrew Bovell.
Directed by Shane Bosher.
Designed by Andrew Foster, Tina Hutchison-Thomas & Matt Short.
Cast includes: Stephen Lovatt, Lara Macgregor, Heather O’Carroll, Caitlin Rivers, Jthan Morgan & Daniel Watterson

Runtime: 2hrs and 20mins (incl. interval)

Extra matinee added due to popular demand - Sat 29 May 2pm

‘A thing of beauty, exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.’ - The Daily Telegraph

From the writer of 'When the Rain Stops Falling' and 'Lantana', this is theatre that proves we share so much more than we think.

They’ve brought up four kids. They’ve paid off the house. And they’ve loved each other for over thirty years. It should be time for Fran and Bob to slow down and smell the roses, but the lives of their wildly complicated adult children are about to come crashing through the back door.

Things that were once believed to be true are exposed, challenging the foundations of family and demanding new definition.

From 'August: Osage County' to 'Joyful and Triumphant', Circa Theatre has a rich history of celebrating family. With rich insight, brilliant humour and a whole lot of heart, Andrew Bovell paints a vivid portrait of home: the expectations that trap us and the love that keeps us coming back.

This production contains haze, profanity, and content which may be triggering to trans people. For further details please contact Circa Theatre's box office. 

“Reaches into your heart from its opening moments and keeps you gripped until its shattering end.” - Limelight

“An unforgettable image of tenderness and compassion.” - The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Tender, physical and deeply relatable.’ - The Guardian

“Standing ovation for powerful family drama. This is a dark ride at times, with some big surprises along the way, that carries you effortlessly along to a satisfying conclusion.” - Stuff

Photography © Danielle Colvin.

Co-produced with The Court Theatre.

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