The Real Thing

The Real Thing

First staged in 1982, The Real Thing combines the intellectual and dazzling wordplay of Stoppard at his most witty with some of his most tender and touching writing. A clever, poignant and entertaining examination of infidelity, The Real Thing is a multi award-winning modern classic.

A member of one of the UK’s leading acting dynasties, Laurence Fox is best-known for playing DS James Hathaway in Lewis from 2006–2015. Other television credits include A Room With A Viewand Wired. His film credits include Gosford Park and Becoming Jane and recent stage roles include Our Boys and Strangers on a Train.

Tom Stoppard’s many plays include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Arcadia and he co-wrote the screenplay for Shakespeare in Love which won the Academy Award for best screenplay. His numerous awards include the 2013 PEN Pinter Prize for “his determination to tell things as they are”.

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About The Real Thing:

Henry is the smartest and sharpest playwright of his generation. His wife, Charlotte, an actress, has been appearing in a play by Henry about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. When Henry’s affair with Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realises life has started imitating art. But are they really in love? Is it the real thing?

By:
Tom Stoppard
Director:
Stephen Unwin
Lighting:
Tim Mascall
Design:
Jonathan Fensom Sound Designer John Leonard Jonathan Fensom Sound Designer John Leonard Jonathan Fensom Sound Designer John Leonard Jonathan Fensom Sound Designer John Leonard Jonathan Fensom
Costume:
Jonathan Fensom
Cast list:
Laurence Fox, Adam Jackson-Smith, Rebecca Johnson, Santino Smith, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Venice van Someren, Kit Young
The Real Thing Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 14 October, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 14 October, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

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24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL
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020 8174 0090

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