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Five Truths

V&A Museum, London


An exploration of truth in performance

The Department of Theatre and Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum invited Katie Mitchell and 59’s Leo Warner to conceive and produce a video installation exploring the nature of ‘truth in performance’. Taking as it’s inspiration 5 of the great theatre directors of the last century, the project explores how different schools of directing and acting represent “truth” through performance. The final exhibition – a multiscreen video installation in a self-contained, tourable space, launched at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris on the 4th June, and premiered at the V&A museum on the 12th July 2011.

Opened July 2011

Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Director and Writer
Katie Mitchell

Kate Bailey (for the V&A)

Cinematography & Video Design
Leo Warner

Installation design
Vicki Mortimer

Sound design
by Gareth Fry

Lighting Design
Michael Scott
Paule Constable

Music & Composer
Paul Clark

Gareth Fry

Props & Costume
Vicki Mortimer

Assistant Director
Ellen McDougall

Props & Costume Assistant
Molly Einchcomb

Production Manager
James Roxburgh

Production Assistant/Runner
Masoud Arabi

Michelle Terry

Installation Technical Design
Jonathon Lyle
Andy Coates

Production Team Director
Katie Mitchell

Director of Photography
Leo Warner

Marco Sandeman

Jonathon Lyle