The Real Thing

Old Vic Theatre

Available from 28 August 2024 to 26 October 2024

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"There are no commitments, only bargains."

Annie is an actress. Henry is a playwright. Fiction is their backdrop to life. A risky recipe for a faithful marriage - but then again, this one started as an affair.

But do the lies, deceit and betrayal really matter, when they have The Real Thing?

Coined as Tom Stoppard's kaleidoscopic comedy of love, infidelity and the stories we tell, The Real Thing delves through layers of play, performance, reality and deceit. 

Starring James McArdle as Henry (Mare of Easttown, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Bel Powley as Annie (Masters of the Air, Everything I Know About Love) and directed by Max Webster (Macbeth, Life of Pi).

United Kingdom SE1 8NB
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Address: The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food and drink

Yes, The Old Vic in London is a completely accessible venue. 

The Real Thing has been recommended for ages 14+.

The Real Thing has a running time of 2hrs and 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

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