The Truth

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Florian Zeller translated Christopher Hampton

Published by Faber & Faber

2 Male 2 Female

"Florian Zeller completes a dazzling hat-trick with this confounding and unsettling tale of infidelity"

Two couples

Friendship, suspicion, deceit

And the truth

The Truth follows the phenomenal success of The Father - "The Most Acclaimed Play of the Decade" - and The Mother

Eighteen months ago Florian Zeller was known to only a handful of British theatregoers

Now the French playwright is fast becoming one of the world's most celebrated playwrights

The Truth is a pacy comedy that pictures marriage and male friendship as a maze of deception

Vain and fidgety Michel is having an affair with Alice, the elegant wife of his unemployed friend Paul

But when his own wife Laurence starts to pose tricky questions, we sense he's not the only character with an agenda

As Michel struggles to sustain his special blend of hypocrisy and duplicity, the balance of power shifts

And we're less and less sure whose chicanery is the most extreme


"A pitch-perfect translation by Christopher Hampton, that looks certain to be another hit ... funny, thought-provoking and plays seamlessly as a dream ...

It owes something to Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also translated by Hampton) and more (a debt acknowledged by Zeller) to Pinter's Betrayal

A millefeuille of truth and deceit, it keeps us guessing: duped, enlightened, duped again

Beautifully poised ... it moves with the fluency of a dance that keeps turning on its own heel" ~ The Guardian

"A comedy that makes you laugh, makes you think" ~ Daily Telegraph

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