The Real Thing

27 January - 14 February 2009

by Tom Stoppard

Osip Theatre come to the Tabard Theatre with a revival of Tom Stoppard’s hilarious award-winning play The Real Thing for its first performance in London since 2000. The play opens during a major revival of another of Stoppard’s plays: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National Theatre.

This comic work, originally staged in 1982, has received a host of awards, including a Tony Award for Best Play in 1984. It examines the nature of honesty, adultery and reality, focusing on the nature of true love through the relationship between playwright Henry and his actress wife Charlotte.

Director Hanna Berrigan graduated from RADA in 2001 and has established a strong reputation as a director of both new writing and revivals. In addition to directing her own work she has worked as an associate on The 39 Steps at the Criterion and assisted on shows at The National Theatre, The Royal Court and for the RSC.

Starring: Lily Bevan, Amy Dawson, Nigel Hastings, Paul Joseph, Lisa McNaught, Harry Hadden Paton & Jos Vantyler