Stoppard's Real Thing with Toby Stephens Old Vic 10 Apr

Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Toby Stephens, opens at the Old Vic Theatre 21 April 2010, following previews from 10 April - running to 5 June 2010.

Directed by Anna Mackmin, designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker.

Henry is a successful and talented playwright married to Charlotte, an actress playing the lead in his current play about adultery. Her co-star and friend Max, is married to Annie, also an actor. Henry and Annie have fallen in love but is it any more real than the subjects in Henry’s play? As the story unravels, Henry discovers that love - ‘the real thing’ - can be unpredictable and painful.

Toby Stephens' London stage credits include "A Doll's House" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009; "The Country Wife" at the Haymarket in 2007; "Betrayal" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007; "Hamlet" for the RSC at the Albery in 2004; "The Royal Family" & "Japes" at the Haymarket in 2001; "Phedre" for the Almeida at the Albery in 1998 "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Haymarket in 1996. His TV credits include Jane Eyre, Cambridge Spies, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wired, Vexed and The Camomile Lawn. Film work includes Severance, Orlando, Die Another Day and The Great Gatsby.

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