Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife
Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the
complexity of love and infidelity.
Henry's reality and fiction blur when passions ignite and his own marriage becomes entwined with that of Charlotte's co-star, Max and wife Annie. As Henry struggles to write a new work, the players in this game of deceit and lust are all searching. But can any of them find The Real Thing?
Sparklingly witty, genuinely moving and thought-provoking, The Real Thing sees Tom Stoppard at the height of his powers. This play is one of his most enduring and richly acclaimed works. The Playhouse joins forces with the celebrated English Touring Theatre to stage this electrifying new production of Stoppard's cunning exposé of love and betrayal.
29 May - 2 Jun 2012
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge
5 Jun - 9 Jun 2012
The Everyman Theatre , Cheltenham
12 Jun - 16 Jun 2012
Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
19 Jun - 23 Jun 2012
Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton
26 Jun - 30 Jun 2012
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
3 Jul - 7 Jul 2012
Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Theatre Day - Insight to the Rehearsal
Thursday 17 May 10am to 4pm
- £19.50 including show ticket
Students practically explore the rehearsal process and directorial approach for The Real Thing in this session.
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Dates & times by arrangement
- £180.00 for a group of up to 30 students
Pre or post show workshops in School or at the Playhouse. Work with Professionals from the Playhouse to explore how the performer brings this text to life. The workshop looks specifically at themes and characterisation.