An Interview with Richard Mylan

Things I Know To Be True

Andrew Bovell
Lyric Hammersmith

“There’s something interesting about people that are always on – they’re always trying to make people laugh. It really interests me when people are like that, because I think – ‘what are they hiding?’”

Richard reads Things I Know To Be True as a continuous crisis point for Ben, an impending train wreck, hurtling towards a catastrophic act of envy and selfishness. He describes developing Ben’s character by learning his extremes, before pulling back to something stiller to internalise that turmoil, and explains that every moment of the production is intensely physical, even in its stillness. Richard reveals how his choices were often anchored in personal experiences of loss, and expresses how empathetic he, as a father, feels towards Bob Price, cautioning against the jeopardies of spoiling a child.

Production duration: 15 min 19 sec

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Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Pip Price
    Natalie Casey
  • Mark Price
    Matthew Barker
  • Ben Price
    Richard Mylan
  • Rosie Price
    Kirsty Oswald
  • Bob Price
    Ewan Stewart
  • Fran Price
    Imogen Stubbs

Team

  • Andrew Bovell
    Writer
  • Geordie Brookman
    Director
  • Scott Graham
    Director
  • Geoff Cobham
    Set & Lighting Designer
  • Alisa Paterson
    Costume Designer
  • Andrew Howard
    Sound Designer
  • Sarah Hughes
    Casting Director
  • Jonnie Riordan
    Associate Director
  • Nils Frahm
    Music