Theatre

Gerald Kyd and Marianne Oldham.

Gerald Kyd and Marianne Oldham.

Sarah Ball as Charlotte.

Sarah Ball as Charlotte.

Gerald Kyd as Henry.

Gerald Kyd as Henry.

Marianne Oldham as Annie.

Marianne Oldham as Annie.

Simon Scardifield as Max & Marianne Oldham as Annie.

Simon Scardifield as Max & Marianne Oldham as Annie.

English Touring Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse present Tom Stoppard’s

The Real Thing

Tues 3 - Sat 7 July 2012

Info

Director Kate Saxon
Designer Simon Higlett
Composer Dominic Haslam

Tues 3 - Sat 7 July 7.30pm
Sat Matinee 2.30pm

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.

A glorious play… Stoppard's wit and intellectual rigour is warmed by the glow of romance”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

English, Touring and Theatre are three wonderful words. Put together they are more wonderful still.”
IAN McKELLEN

 

View an audience Vox Pop of the show below

View a trailer for The Real Thing here

ett.org.uk

wyp.org.uk

Age: 14yrs+

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins

Captioned Performance and Post Show Talk: Wed 4 July


Reviews

Dazzling, humorous and heartfelt
THE TIMES * * * *

From the very first moments the exchanges between the characters crackle with wit and rhythm"
WHAT'S ON STAGE

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a bold piece of modern British theatre; mastering romance, wit and deception to make for a truly exceptional evening"
THE YORKER

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The Real Thing remains a startling, painful, and often very funny, dissection of matters of the heart"
EXEUNT MAGAZINE

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Ticketing info

Tickets: A £20.50 B £17.50 C £15 D £12.50

Sat Matinee: £12.50

Conc. £2 off

Schools: £7.50 for groups 10+

Student Standby: £8

Age: 14yrs+

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins

Captioned Performance and Post Show Talk: Wed 4 July

 


Cast and Creative

Cast

Charlotte Sarah Ball
Brodie Sandy Batchelor
Henry Gerald Kyd
Debbie Georgina Leonidas
Billy Adam O'Brian
Annie Marianne Oldham
Max Simon Scardifield

Creative Team

Director Kate Saxon
Designer Simon Higlett
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Sound Designer Mic Pool
Composer Dominic Haslam

 


 

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  1. Picture of Richmond Theatre
    RT @MindsEyeArts: Next stop on #TheMisanthrope tour: #audiodescription @RichmondTheatre on Saturday at 2.30pm #ETTtweet #LivEveryPlay Meet Anne in the foyer!
    02 Apr 2013
  2. Picture of Mind's Eye
    Next stop on #TheMisanthrope tour: #audiodescription @RichmondTheatre on Saturday at 2.30pm #ETTtweet #LivEveryPlay Meet Anne in the foyer!
    02 Apr 2013

 

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