Alexander Hanson Will Join Wife Samantha Bond as Last-Minute Replacement in Florian Zeller’s The Lie

London News   Alexander Hanson Will Join Wife Samantha Bond as Last-Minute Replacement in Florian Zeller’s The Lie The English-language translation from Christopher Hampton will open at London's Menier Chocolate Factory September 27.
Samantha Bond and Alexander Hanson
Samantha Bond and Alexander Hanson Aubrey Reuben

Alexander Hanson has joined the cast of the English-language world premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie. He steps in for the previously announced James Dreyfus, who has withdrawn from the Menier Chocolate Factory production on medical advice.

Hanson will play husband to his real-life spouse, Samantha Bond, in the Lindsay Posner-helmed production, which features an adapted script by Christopher Hampton.

Opening night is still set for September 27 at the London venue, though some preview performances, which were to begin September 14, may be canceled due to the last-minute replacement. Check back for updates.

Read: FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PREMIERE OF THE LIE

The play tells the story of Alice (Bond), who discovers her best friend’s husband out with another woman and must decide whether to tell her friend or to lie. Rounding out the company are Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath.
Hanson previously appeared in Zeller’s The Truth at the Menier (as well as the West End Transfer). His additional credits include A Little Night Music at the venue—plus the production’s West End and Broadway transfers—The Gathered Leaves, The War of the Roses, The Sound of Music, and We Will Rock You.

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