THE REAL THING

BY TOM STOPPARD

6 OCTOBER – 7 NOVEMBER 2015

TRT Tile Web“It’s no trick loving someone at their best. Love is loving them at their worst”

Henry, a successful playwright, has fallen deeply in love with Annie, an actress, and they have left their respective partners to embark upon a life together.

But Henry is riven by doubts – is what he feels ‘the real thing’ or merely an illusion? While Annie, taking up the political cause of a soldier arrested for an anti-war protest and pursued by a young co-star, is starting to feel the pressures of fidelity.

Having blithely written a hit play about adultery, Henry gradually comes to an awareness of the torment that love and betrayal can bring in their wake.

In this brilliant exploration of commitment – to lovers, children, causes, ideas – Stoppard brings together head and heart, life and art in exhilarating style. +TRAILER  +PICS  +PRESS

“A finely acted, warm, strong and vibrant production of Stoppard’s witty, wordy, challenging play.” Sydney Arts Guide

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Alice Livingstone
Set Designer Sharina Matthews
Lighting Designer Richard Whitehouse
Costume Designer Famke Visser
Sound Design Alistair Wallace
Assistant Director/Dramaturg Roxzan Bowes
Costume Assistant Melissa Lombardo
Set Construction Jullian Westiake, Goran Erikson, Joel Robinson, Jezuina Ornelas
Production/Co-Stage Manager Jo Jewitt
Co-Stage Manager Joan Cameron-Smith
Assistant Stage Managers Tegan Diamond, Jared McCulla
Sound/Lights Operators Nick Hatzakos, Sebastian Vervoort
Voice/Dialect Coaching Helen Tonkin, Nick Curnow
Production Photography Bob Seary

CAST

Peter Eyers, Charlotte Hazzard, Ainslie McGlynn, Christopher Tomkinson, Emily Weare, Benjamin Winckle

TIMES

Previews Tue 6 Oct & Wed 7 Oct 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 7 Nov 5pm
Run Time: 2hrs 30mins (with a 20min interval 60mins in)

TICKETS

Full $32 | Concession $27 | Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22 | Previews $17 | Student Rush $17 | Thrifty Thursdays $17