As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage 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, and co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, 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.

A Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia production


Creative Team:

Writer - Andrew Bovell

Co-directors - Scott Graham

Geordie Brookman

Set & Lighting Designer - Geoff Cobham

Sound Designer - Andrew Howard

Costume Designer - Ailsa Patterson

Associate Director - Jonnie Riordan


Matthew Barker (2016-17)

Natalie Casey (2016)

Cate Hamer (2017)

Selin Hisli (2017)

Richard Mylan (2016)

Kirsty Oswald (2016-17)

Imogen Stubbs (2016)

Ewan Stewart (2016-17)

Arthur Wilson (2017)


★★★★★A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed, an absolute gem. ”

Daily Telegraph

“★★★★ An intricate, inventive study of family life. Genuinely beautiful”

Evening Standard

“★★★★ This production’s searing honesty about family relationships stays with you long after the curtain falls..”

Radio Times.

★★★★★The piece is an insight into the universal themes of life – love, loss, the relativity of pain."

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