You never quite know where you are with a play these days. Of three French dramas that have recently opened in London by Jean Anouilh, Jean Genet and Florian Zeller two have been relocated to the US. Theatregoers can also find an Uncle Vanya in middle England, and a Dublin production of Patrick Marbers After Miss Julie that moves the action from England to Northern Ireland. The Truth, which has just opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, is the third of Christopher Hamptons Zeller reworkings to be seen in the UK over the last 18 months. A dazzling, shape-shifting marital farce, it uses English language and accents but takes place around Paris, as does The Father, his unsettling presentation of Alzheimers disease, which is having another West End run ahead of a UK tour.
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