The new production of Tom Stoppard‘s play, The Real Thing, is to star Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, tv series Jane Eyre).
This comedy examines the complex nature of love, art and reality through the story of Henry who is a successful and talented playwright, married to Charlotte – who is an actress playing the lead in his current play about adultery. Her co-star and friend Max is married to Annie, also an actor. Henry and Annie have fallen in love but is it any more real than the subjects in Henry’s play? As the story unravels, Henry discovers that love – ‘the real thing’ – can be unpredictable and painful.
The Real Thing opens in London at the Old Vic Theatre on 10th April and we have ticket availability until 5th June 2010.