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Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston present LAURENCE FOX in

The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard, directed by Stephen Unwin

18 - 30 September 2017

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Overview

A clever, poignant and entertaining examination of infidelity, The Real Thing is a multi award-winning modern classic.

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?

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 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 View and 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.

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  • Reviews

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    A play that reminds you why you go to the theatre and why you fall in love. And why, just sometimes, it is all worth the effort -The Spectator

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  • Cast

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    Laurence Fox, Adam Jackson-Smith, Rebecca Johnson, Venice Van Someren, Santino Smith, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kit Young.

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    Times

    Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm
    Thursday - Saturday 8pm
    Press Night Wednesday 20th & Wednesday 27th September 7pm
    Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: Approx. 2h05m incl. interval

    • Post Show Discussion: Thursday 28th September
    • Audio Description: Thursday 28th September 2.30pm

    Prices

    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £23/£28.50/ £30.50/ £33.50/ £35.50
    Sat eve: £25.50/ £29.50/ £31.50/ £34.50/ £37.50         Thurs mat: £21.50/ £27/ £29/ £33/ £34

     

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

    Plus £1 postage

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