Belvoir St Theatre - Directing Placement

By Andrew Bovell

One year in the life of an Australian family.

The Prices aren’t from the top end of town, but they’re not battlers either – Fran and Bob have brought up four children and kept their sense of humour.

It should be time to stop and smell Bob’s precious roses. But just when things should be slowing down, the complicated lives of all four offspring come crashing through the brick veneer walls.

With plate-dropping family revelations, love pangs, and the sweet pain of finding out the truth, Things I Know To Be True is a beautifully crafted play from the ever-rewarding mind of Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When the Rain Stops Falling, The Secret River.)e

Neil Armfield is one of Australia's greatest directors. His great theme is family. Andrew Bovell has written a great play about family. Belvoir St is the perfect stage to bring them together. 

★★★★½  (Sydney Morning Herald) 

"The power of this play is [Andrew Bovell] finds fertile soil in seemingly ordinary lives to create an extraordinary family drama peopled with rich characters and in which home truths emerge from the backyard." 

★★★★½ (Limelight Magazine)

"Andrew Bovell's wonderful, compassionate play about family is staged with a beautiful simplicity and clarity."


"This brilliant, moving and often very funny production is deceptively simple at first. It is domestic, suburban and in some ways quite old-fashioned. It is about family and love, about adult children moving on and parents letting go, or not. But in the hands of playwright Andrew Bovell and director Neil Armfield, two of our greatest theatre artists, it is a transforming experience."

Creative Team

Director - Neil Armfield

Cast - Miranda Daughtry, Tom Hobbs, Matt Levett, Tony Martin, Anna Lise Phillips and Helen Thomson  

Directing Placement - Kitan Petkovski 

Set Designer - Stephen Curtis 

Costume Designer - Tess Schofield 

Lighting Designer - Damien Cooper

Composer - Alan John 

Sound Designer - Steve Francis 

Fight and Movement Director - Nigel Poulton

Stage Manager - Luke McGettigan

Assistant Stage Manager - Georgina Pead

Scenic Art - Neil Mallard

Photography - Heidrun Lohr




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