Things I Know to be True

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Simon Amstell: What Is This?
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REMOTE
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The History of Everything
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Following a hugely successful 2016 tour, Things I Know To Be True returns to Oxford Playhouse this autumn.

As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, it tells the story of a family through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.

Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and, with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.

Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.

Duration: 2 hours 20mins with interval

  • Wed 27 Sep 7:30 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

    £25.50/£22.50/£17.50/£11.50
  • Thu 28 Sep 2:30 PM £23.00/£20.00/£13.50/£11.50
  • Thu 28 Sep 7:30 PM Post show talk | £28.00/£25.00/£20.00/£12.00
  • Fri 29 Sep 8:00 PM £28.00/£25.00/£20.00/£12.00
  • Sat 30 Sep 2:30 PM Audio Described

    Audio described performances are designed for blind or partially sighted audience members. Via headphones, a live narrator describes the action in the pauses between the onstage dialogue.  Touch tours accompany audio described performances

    £25.50/£22.50/£17.50/£11.50
  • Sat 30 Sep 7:30 PM £28.00/£25.00/£20.00/£12.00

A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful.
★★★★ Evening Standard 

Gently magical. The cast is terrific.
★★★★ Times 

Genuinely haunting and fervently recommended.
★★★★ Independent 

A Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia production

Originally produced in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith

By Andrew Bovell
Co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman

Book Tickets

  • Wed 27 September 7:30 PM
  • Thu 28 September 2:30 PM
  • Thu 28 September 7:30 PM
  • Fri 29 September 8:00 PM
  • Sat 30 September 2:30 PM
  • Sat 30 September 7:30 PM

Age guideline: 14+

Captioned Performance
Wednesday 27 September - 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance
Saturday 30 September - 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

Post Show Talk - with cast members and associate director Jonnie Riordan
Thursday 28 September - after the 7.30pm performance

  • A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.
       
    Daily Telegraph

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    Wed 20 - Sat 23 Sep

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    Tue 19 - Wed 20 Sep

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    Mon 25 Sep

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