The Real Thing

TOM STOPPARD


The Real Thing


A GLORIOUS PLAY… STOPPARD'S WIT AND INTELLECTUAL RIGOUR IS WARMED BY THE GLOW OF ROMANCE
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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?

Tom Stoppard is one of the most important writers alive today, applauded the world over for his work in theatre and film (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia, Empire of the Sun, Shakespeare in Love).  Sparklingly witty, genuinely moving and thought-provoking, The Real Thing sees Stoppard at the height of his powers. This play is one of his most enduring and richly acclaimed works (Evening Standard Award: Best Play, Drama Desk Award: Outstanding New Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award: Best Play, Tony Award: Best Play).
 
Hailed by the Stage Newspaper for ‘yet again demonstrating their resourceful and eclectic ability to bring their productions to a wider public’, English Touring Theatre, joins forces with the celebrated West Yorkshire Playhouse to stage this electrifying new production of Stoppard’s cunning exposé of love and betrayal.
 


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