Thursday 7 June 2012
Everyman, Cheltenham

The Real Thing

Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the complexity of love and fidelity. 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, Shakespeare in Love and many more). Sparklingly witty and genuinely moving and thought-provoking, The Real Thing is one of his most enduring and award-winning plays.

The Real Thing

English Touring Theatre in collaboration with the West Yorkshire Playhouse

"A glorious play….Stoppard’s wit and intellectual rigour is warmed by the glow of romance" The Daily Telegraph