The Truth Game

  • Written by: Simon Cunliffe
  • Directed by: Danny Mulheron
  • Circa One
  • 13 October − 10 November

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Sex, lies and the Fourth Estate

Acting editor of daily newspaper The Advocate, Frank Stone is an old-style print warrior for “truth”, good grammar and the watchdog role of the “Fourth Estate”. At odds with his new corporate masters and the fast encroaching digital media, he finds himself wrestling with colliding demands of principle and ambition while confronting the demons of a messy love-life – and fighting a rearguard action for the very “soul” of news.

Studded with humour, this fast-moving contemporary drama freeze-frames the crises of the age, along with Frank’s entwined personal and professional lives, while traversing universal themes of ambition, loyalty, love and betrayal.

“Always entertaining and often very funny” - Theatreview

“A play of big and very timely ideas…. The Truth Game is one of the very best New Zealand plays I have seen in recent years” – Barbara Frame, Otago Daily Times

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Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, including 15 minute interval

Read about The Truth Game on Circa's blog, drama on the waterfront: playwright Simon Cunliffe talks about his inspiration for the play and cast member Acushla-Tara Sutton talks about her experience in the play.

Cast and crew

Starring Alan Lovell, Jessica Robinson, Paul McLaughlin, Brian Sergent, Acushla-Tara Sutton, Janine Burchett.

Show times

13 October − 10 November

Tuesday, Wednesday 6.30pm

Thursday to Saturday 8.00pm

Sunday 4.00pm

Ticket prices

Adults $46

Seniors (65+) /Students/Beneficiaries $38

Friends of Circa (until 25 October) $33

Groups 6+ $39

Groups 20+ $36

Under 25 $25

$25 Preview (Friday 12 October)

$25 Special (Sunday 14 October)


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