Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston are delighted to announce full casting for Tom Stoppard’s poignant classic The Real Thing, directed by Stephen Unwin, which today began rehearsals ahead of its limited UK tour from 6 September.
As previously announced Laurence Fox will star as Henry in the production. He will be joined by Adam Jackson-Smith as Max, Rebecca Johnson as Charlotte, Santino Smith as Brodie, Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Annie, Venice Van Someren as Debbie and Kit Young as Billy.
The production will open on Wednesday 6 September in Cambridge before touring to co-producing venues Bath and Kingston, with national press night on Wednesday 20 September at Theatre Royal Bath. It will then visit Malvern, Edinburgh, Brighton and Guildford.
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?