Would you prefer the painful truth or a small white lie? Some people feel comfortable with the idea of being ignorant in exchange for not getting hurt, while others would rather know all the facts, even it meant it could cause them pain. Florian Zeller’s play The Lie gives us a few ideas to chew over when dealing with affairs and infidelity.
Menier Chocolate Factory sees director Lindsay Poser portray a farce as well as a cynical play on an important matter, some may argue. This play may be appealing for those who love BBC’s Doctor Foster: a TV drama about the life of a female doctor following her cheating husband. Yet for Zeller’s short, 90-minute play, there’s no danger to the audience’s sensitive hearts, it’s only these fictional and hard-to-read characters who deal with the crazy emotions.