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THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE

By Andrew Bovell
Directed by Kitan Petkovski

Bob and Fran have worked for thirty years to build a home and to raise a family. Now that the children have grown and moved out, it’s their time to sit back and smell the roses. But as each season passes over the course of a year, each of their four children return to reveal a shattering truth that causes them to question the very foundations on which their family is built.

Featuring renowned screen and stage actor Belinda McClory, and directed by award-winning director Kitan Petkovski, THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE is about loving too much, not loving enough and trying to find the right place in between.

Soon to be seen as a six part TV series starring Nicole Kidman, Theatre Works is proud to bring this remarkable play to Melbourne audiences.

"Things I Know To Be True deserves to be a staple in Australian theatre for generations to come."
★★★★★ (Theatre Matters)

"Beautifully acted by an excellent cast."
★★★★ (Arts Hub)

"Petkovski has a keen eye for keeping things grounded, even as the characters get bigger, louder and they threaten to spin out of control. His vision gives us some evocative tableaux that will stick in the mind for a long while. Petkovski knows how to steer a strong cast through a tricky script that asks a lot from them – moving from The Inheritance to this show proves what a master he is of big casts and big emotions... At this home of independent theatre, Theatre Works is proving they are the match of any mainstage company with this striking production of Bovell’s latest work." (Australian Arts Review)

"Things I Know to be True builds to painful revelations at which we wince or gasp and wish we could look away. But we don’t – and director Kitan Petkovski doesn’t shy away from them. His iteration of Bovell’s play is a full-blown emotional and physical production. He exhibits skilled, sensitive stagecraft and proves yet again an insightful and courageous storyteller."
(Stage Whispers)

"Director Kitan Petkovski’s steady hand ensures a memorable night of theatre in which the screws are tightened and family life is far from harmonious." (The Blurb)

"Things I Know To Be True is a stunning production by Petkovski and the team he has assembled. He possesses an incredible ability to take words off the paper and transpose them into a compelling theatrical experience that leaves in indelible impression on its audience." (My Melbourne Arts)

Theatre Works:19 April - 4 May 2024
The Round: 24 - 25 May 2024

BOOK TICKETS

Theatre Works 

14 Acland Street 
St Kilda, Melbourne 

CAST
Belinda McClory, Ben Grant, Brigid Gallacher, Tomáš Kantor, Joss McClelland and Eva Rees
 

DIRECTOR
Kitan Petkovski
 

WRITER
Andrew Bovell
 

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Bethany J Fellows

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGNER
Ian Moorhead

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Aron Murray 

PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT 
Tiah Bullock

SOUND OPERATOR
Daniel Gigliotti 

SOUND ASSOCIATE
Rachel Stone

CONSENT AND INTIMACY CONSULTANT
Bayley Turner

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY 
Lyndall Grant

PUBLICITY BY
Cameron Lukey

PRODUCTION STILLS
James Reiser & Andrew Bott

PRODUCED BY
Theatre Works
 

HERO IMAGE
Morgan Roberts

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