The Real Thing
Opens: 04/05/2012 Closes: 07/07/2012 UK tourTom Stoppard's critically acclaimed drama sees playwright Henry and his actress wife Charlotte inadvertently becoming the central characters in a real life saga. The couple struggle to keep their affair-strewn marriage together, as they and their respective extra-marital lovers all search for something genuine. This revival marks the play's 30-year anniversary. For more information visit: http://www.ett.org.uk/productions/71/the-real-thing Buy: http://www.ett.org.uk/productions/71/the-real-thing
Guardian“Ultimately, pure slapstick...” The outcome is subject to a staged logic, which decrees that if a plate of crudites is brought out in the first half, someone must be left with egg mayonnaise on their face at the conclusion...
Whatsonstage.com“It zips along apace...” From the very first moments the exchanges between the characters crackle with wit and rhythm as the play begins its examination of what is “real”, whether that is in art, politics or love...
The Stage“Evident undercurrents in a multi-layered play...” While it works through politics, philosophy, and the business of writing - there’s something a little more lusty and primal lurking beneath the surface...
Exeunt“Startling, painful, and often very funny...” Despite what Stoppard may seem to be saying about the transitory and temporary nature of the majority of relationships, this is not too downbeat or demoralizing a play...
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