The Menier Chocolate Factory is to premiere the English language première of Florian Zeller’s The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton.
The production sees the return of Zeller, Hampton and director Lindsay Posner to the Menier following the huge success of The Truth in 2016, which later transferred to the West End and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
Alice spots her friend’s husband with another woman. Should she tell her friend the truth…or lie? Her husband Paul is convinced that it is better to lie.
But in doing so, who is being protected and who suffers? Both find out that in matters of the heart, the line between the truth and a lie can be a dangerous one to cross.
Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright whose work has been translated into several languages.
He wrote his first novel, Neiges artificielles (Artificial Snow), when he was twenty-two years old. His third novel, La Fascination du pire (Fascination of Evil) won the 2004 Prix Interallié and made him a household name in France.
The Lie runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from September 14-November 18.