Jan Hunt and Georgia Vaughan rehearing Things I Know To Be True which premieres at the Civic Playhouse on Friday.
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Family at the forefront of Very Popular Theatre Company production

The dynamics of family and how truth is understood in the face of tragedy are the focus of the latest production from the Very Popular Theatre Company.

Things I Know To Be True, which kicks off its five-day run at the Civic Playhouse this Friday 16 July, tells the tender and intimate story of the Price family.

Bob and Fran Price have four adult children – Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie – each burdened with their own struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents. However, mum Fran has a knack for knowing what is going on in each of their lives.

As the children try to redefine their lives separately from the hopes and dreams of their parents, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other.

This poignant and funny play was written by lauded playwright Andrew Bovell whose AWGIE-award winning play Speaking in Tongues was adapted, by Bovell, into the brilliant 2001 film Lantana.

Andrew’s 2008 play When The Rain Stops Falling won the Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in the same year.

The anticipated Newcastle production is directed by Daniel Stoddart and stars James Chapman, Rob Dilley, Jan Hunt, Rachel Jackett, Georgia Vaughn and Jay Wood.

Things I Know to Be True
The Very Popular Theatre Company
Civic Playhouse

Friday 16 July – 8pm
Saturday 17 July- 2pm, 8pm
Wednesday 21 July – 8pm
Friday 23 July – 8pm
Saturday 24 July – 2pm, 8pm

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