The production, directed by Stephen Unwin, will open on the 6th September in Cambridge before embarking on UK tour. 

The Real Thing starring Laurence Fox

This new production of Tom Stoppard’s play is a co-produced by Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath and the Rose Theatre Kingston, touring until the 14th October.

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?

The Real Thing was first staged in the West End in 1982, before transferring to Broadway where it went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play in 1994 and, 16 years later, the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Laurence Fox is best known for his role as DS James Hathaway for seven series of Lewis. His stage credits include Strangers on a Train (Gielgud Theatre) and Our Boys(Duchess Theatre).

Tom Stoppard is a multi-award winning playwright whose work includes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, The Hard Problem and The Invention of Love. 

The tour dates for The Real Thing are as follows: 

Cambridge Arts Theatre (Tickets on sale at 12 noon on Friday 19 May)
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 16 September 2017

Theatre Royal Bath (Tickets on sale on Saturday 3 June)
Monday 18 – Saturday 30 September 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston
Monday 2 – Saturday 14 October

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