Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the complexity of love and infidelity. Henry’s reality and fiction blur when passions ignite and his own marriage becomes entwined with that of Charlotte’s co-star, Max and wife Annie. As Henry struggles to write a new work, the players in this game of deceit and lust are all searching. But can any of them find The Real Thing?... Read more >>
Running time: 2hrs 30mins
English Touring Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse present
Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing
'A glorious play. Stoppard's wit and intellectual rigour is warmed by the glow of romance'
The Daily Telegraph
Henry is a brilliant and celebrated playwright. With his wife Charlotte in the starring role, his new play examines the complexity of love and infidelity. Henry’s reality and fiction blur when passions ignite and his own marriage becomes entwined with that of Charlotte’s co-star, Max and wife Annie. As Henry struggles to write a new work, the players in this game of deceit and lust are all searching. But can any of them find The Real Thing?
Tom Stoppard is one of the most important writers alive today, applauded the world over for his work in theatre and film (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Arcadia, Empire of the Sun, Shakespeare in Love). Sparklingly witty, genuinely moving and thought provoking, The Real Thing sees Stoppard at the height of his powers. This play is one of his most enduring and richly acclaimed works (Evening Standard Award: Best Play, Drama Desk Award: Outstanding New Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award: Best Play, Tony Award: Best Play).
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There will be a captioned performance on Thursday 21 June at 7.45pm and post show talk after the performance
The Hypochondriac: Wed 22 October at 7.45pm
Miracle on 34th Street: Wed 3 December at 1.00pm
The Full Monty: Thur 11 December at 7.45pm
Stage Text Captioned Performances
Murder on Air: Thur 4 September at 7.45pm
Twelfth Night (+ post show talk): Thur 27 November at 7.45pm
One Man Two Guvnors: Fri 2 January at 7.45pm
Audio Described Performances
Twelfth Night: Sat 29 November at 2.30pm
One Man Two Guvnors: Sat 20 December at 2.30pm
There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.
Theatre Royal Brighton is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the kiosk situated in the main foyer. Please be sure to request a compatible seat when booking your tickets, as only selected seats work within the infra-red area
Equipment available: Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid or some hearing aid devices that are able to accommodate a headset over them.
The first counter of the box office is fitted with an induction system for people who are hard of hearing.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is a separate, accessible toilet facility on the ground floor by the stalls bar.
Theatre Royal Brighton is situated only five minutes walk from Brighton rail station; with frequent train services serving London and the South East.
From the M23/A23, follow the signs to the town centre. There is parking nearby for over 3,000 cars.
Parking in Brighton is cheaper between 5:30pm and midnight, 7 days a week when pre-booked with NCP at least 24 Hours in advance.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7650
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7617
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677
Stage Door / Admin:* 01273 764400
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with bookings on this number
Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its latest production; The Parlour, the Theatre’s new cafe located on New Road. Open from early morning to early evening, The Parlour will serve a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, pastries, cakes and snacks. So take your seat and join us for a drink and snack next time you are visiting.
10am-8pm Show Days
10am-6pm Non-show days
Please note the Box Office is closed on Sunday's except when it is a Show Day and will open 2 hours prior to the performance.