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The Real Thing

Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Martin Gilby

Tom Stoppard’s brilliant, award-winning play of surprise and deftly witty comparison was premiered at London’s Strand Theatre in 1982 starring Roger Rees and Felicity Kendal and revived in 1999. Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte who has the lead role in his latest play about adultery. Her co-star, Max, is married to another actress, Annie, and Annie and Henry are madly in love but is it any more real than the’subjects of Henry’s play?


Max – Piers Newman
Charlotte – Denise Heard
Henry – David Puckridge
Annie – Tina Crook
Billy – Gary Nightingale
Debbie – Charlotte Constant
Brodie – Pelé Hearne


Stage Manager – Mike Whitnall
Continuity – Betty Miller
Set Design – Tobi Soremekun
Set Build – Trevor Jeffries, Albert Tilbury, Mike Whitnall
Set Painting – Tobi Soremekun, Jessica Wong and members of the cast and crew
Props – Tobi Soremekun, Jessica Wong, Jenny Brooks, Sue Newman, Diane Frosdick
Lighting – Peter Bennett
Sound – Catherine Andrews, Ken Swan
Wardrobe – Carole Bramall, Marjorie Sawyer

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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