Things I Know To Be True 


Friday 7th February 7:30pm 

Saturday 8th February 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Please note this production contains strong language

and sexual references.

Recommended age 14+


About the Production


It is after midnight and the phone is ringing. Bob knows that someone he loves is in trouble. His inner thoughts are spoken by his four children. He fears picking up the phone, as he knows that something is wrong.


Fran and Bob are two doting parents whose lives are centred around their four children. But when their children start facing complex life decisions, how will they cope? Are Fran and Bob ready for their children to make their own decisions? How will they manage their next chapter in life after the youngest child leaves the nest? Over a span of one year, for each season, one child tells their own story. Each season contains a crisis, a turning point and tough choices need to be made and the ramifications of those choices dealt with.


‘Things I Know to be True’ most recently performed two acclaimed runs at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith to rave reviews.


Auditions and Rehearsals


















​Rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings starting from 30th October, and then on Wednesday evenings from January and a few selected Saturdays. A full rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. 


Cast and Crew















Directed by Toby Ward-Smith

Toby has been a part of the Lantern Arts Centre for the past 14 years and most recently directed the Studio production of ‘Girls Like That’ last February, along with bringing his production of ‘Brainstorm’ to the Arts Centre and Assistant Directing on ‘Our Town’. Alongside his work at the Arts Centre, Toby has recently completed his Associate Diploma in Performing Arts Teaching and is the Youth Director of South Side Theatre Academy; a children’s theatre company in Surbiton. Toby has also extensively performed on stage in the likes of Bugsy Malone (New Wimbledon Theatre), In the Heights (Stockwell Playhouse) and It Snows (Orange Tree Theatre/Putney Arts Theatre).



'Frantic assembly's Things I Know To Be True sucks you into the world of an extraordinary, yet so normal family.' (British Theatre Guide)


'An articulate, poetic and poignant drama about the family circle' (The Telegraph)


'Things I Know To Be True troubled me, it shook me and it moved me. I found their particular situations totally foreign and yet their story is universal. It was beautiful and angering and won’t fail to elicit an emotional response in every single audience member.' (A Younger Theatre)

Lantern Arts Centre is registered charity number 1098680 and registered company number 4556232. All content copyright © Lantern Arts Centre 2018.Original Website Design copyright © Toby Ward-Smith.

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