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Liar, Liar - Unicorn Theatre

Liar, Liar

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

BLANCHE McIntyre will direct E V Crowe’s Liar, Liar, a sharp and insightful look at how sometimes the truth can be dangerous, at the Unicorn Theatre – from Thursday, January 31 to Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

In a world of Xbox and BBM, the lines between reality and imagination can become blurred, especially for 14 year old Grace who has built a fortress of lies to protect herself, her friends and her family.

Described as surprising and unsettling, Liar, Liar explores the chaos of Grace’s world and her escalating conflict between truth and fiction.

The cast includes Danusia Samal, Carl Patrick and Thomas Padden.

E V Crowe is widely regarded as an inspiring voice for and about teenagers’ experience in Britain today. Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2011, she won critical acclaim for her debut play Kin at the Royal Court. Her other credits include Hero (Royal Court) and Young Pretender (nabokov). She is also part of the writing team for Jack Thorne’s new 13 part series Glue for E4.

Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Foxfinder and Accolade (Finborough Theatre), the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Director in 2012, and the inaugural winner of the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Theatre Directors in 2009, Blanche McIntrye was most recently named in the Hospital Club and Time Out’s Culture 100 list of most original and influential people in the UK’s creative industries.

McIntrye was Associate Director at Out of Joint in 2010, and Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre in 2009.

Liar, Liar will be designed by James Perkins, with sound by George Dennis and lighting by Gary Bowman.

Tickets: adults £16, concessions £13, under 21s £10, preview (January 31): all tickets £10, relaxed performances: all tickets £8, groups of 10+: every eleventh ticket free, disabled customers may take 1 free carer. Available from the box office on 020 7645 0560 or online at

Also at the Unicorn Theatre: The Prince and The Pauper and In a Pickle.