Christopher Hampton, the writer of many of the best plays of his generation: Les Liaisons Dangereuses The philanthropist and Savages has made the point that our indifferent approach to learning languages has been fuelled by government policies that feed off the line that English is the only language needed. Hampton is a French and German speaker, he has said “It’s very sad how modern language departments have started closing down. It’s a great loss that French as a foreign language isn’t encouraged as it used to be.
Hampton’s translation of French playwright’s Florian Zeller’s The Truth transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre yesterday and runs until September 3rd.
Lyndsay Posner’s critically acclaimed original production at the Meunier Chocolate Factory transfers with the same cast.