The Whole Truth (play)

The Whole Truth is a 1955 thriller play by the British writer Philip Mackie.

The Whole Truth
Written byPhilip Mackie
Date premiered3 October 1955
Place premieredRoyal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Aldwych Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish

Originally written and broadcast by the BBC as a television play, it was rewritten for the stage the same year. It premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, before beginning a 145 performance West End run at the Aldwych Theatre. The original cast included Leslie Phillips, Ernest Clark and Sarah Lawson.[1]

Film adaptation

In 1958 it was made into a film The Whole Truth directed by John Guillermin starring Stewart Granger and Donna Reed and George Sanders.


  1. Wearing p.394


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Wearing, J.P. The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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