Playwright Florian Zeller Lines Up Third London Opening of the Year (And it's Only January) | Playbill

News Playwright Florian Zeller Lines Up Third London Opening of the Year (And it's Only January) 
Florian Zeller, the French playwright who will be represented on Broadway by the March U.S. premiere of The Father starring Frank Langella, has three London openings lined up this side of April.

In addition to the previously announced return of a different production of The Father to London's Duke of York's from Feb. 24, and the London premiere of The Mother at London's Tricycle Theatre Jan. 26, both in productions originally seen at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio, it has now been announced that the Menier Chocolate Factory will offer the U.K premiere of The Truth, beginning performances March 10 prior to an official opening March 16, for a run through May 7. It is being presented in association with Theatre Royal Bath.

According to press materials, it revolves around two couples and concerns friendship, suspicion, deceit and the truth.

As with the other plays, it is being presented in a new version by Christopher Hampton. It will be directed by Lindsay Posner, with set and costumes designed by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Gregory Clarke and original music by Matthew Scott.

Posner has previously directed Dinner with Saddam, Communicating Doors and Abigail's Party at the Menier, with the latter transferring to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre and a subsequent U.K tour. He is about to direct the world premiere of Matthew Perry's The End of Longing at the West End's Playhouse, and has recently been represented in the West by productions of Hay Fever, Harvey, Speed-the-Plow and Relatively Speaking.

To book tickets, which go on general sale from Feb. 3, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713 or visit for further details. The U.S. production of The Father begins Broadway previews March 22 and opens April 12 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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