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The Real Thing - production images released

Laurence Fox, The Real Thing

Casting news

PRODUCTION images have been released of Laurence Fox in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which is currently playing at Cambridge Arts Theatre. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Directed by Stephen Unwin, it runs at the Rose Theatre Kingston from Tuesday, October 3 to Saturday, October 14, 2017, as part of a limited UK tour.

Joining previously announced Laurence Fox (as Henry) are Adam Jackson-Smith (Max), Rebecca Johnson (Charlotte), Santino Smith (Brodie), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Annie), Venice Van Someren (Debbie) and Kit Young (Billy).

Henry is the smartest and sharpest playwright of his generation. His wife, Charlotte, an actress has been appearing in a play by Henry about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. When Henry’s affair with Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realises life has started imitating art. But are they really in love? Is it the real thing?

Adam Jackson-Smith recently starred in The Dresser (UK Tour/Duke of York’s Theatre) alongside Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith. His other stage credits include The First Man (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre).

Rebecca Johnson’s extensive theatre credits include All Our Children (Jermyn Street Theatre), Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath), Wendy and Peter (RSC) and Twelfth Night (Sheffield Theatres/ETT).

Santino Smith trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama where his credits include All That I am, The Narrative, The Rover and The Taming of the Shrew.

Flora Spencer-Longhurst’s stage credits include A Christmas Truce, Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost (RSC), Once (Phoenix Theatre) and Titus Andronicus (Globe Theatre).

Venice Van Someren most recently starred in Gabriel (UK Tour). Her other credits include Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down (Theatre N16), Punk Rock (Theatro Technis) and The Cherry Orchard (Boris Shchukin Institute).

Kit Young recently graduated from RADA where his credits include The Oresteia, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Real Thing opens on Wednesday, September 6 in Cambridge before touring to co-producing venues Bath and Kingston. It will then visit Malvern, Edinburgh, Brighton and Guildford.

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