The Real Thing Tickets

The Real Thing Tickets

The Real Thing Tickets
The Real Thing Tickets

About The Real Thing

‘There are no commitments, only bargains.’

Annie is an actress, Henry is a playwright, and fiction is the backdrop to life. Hardly a recipe for a faithful marriage, especially when it started as an affair.

But does it matter how it began if what they have is the real thing?

Diving through layers of play and performance, reality and deceit, The Real Thing is Tom Stoppard’s kaleidoscopic comedy of love, infidelity and the stories we tell. Starring James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Bel Powley (A Small Light, The Morning Show), and directed by Max Webster (Macbeth, Life of Pi).

Assisted Performances:
Audio Described, 11 Oct, 7.30pm (Touch Tour, 5.30pm)
Relaxed, (audio described, captioned and BSL interpreted) 12 Oct, 2.30pm
Captioned, 14 Oct, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted, 17 Oct, 7.30pm

Run time

2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

22nd August, 2024

End date

26th October, 2024


Plays, Off West End


Old Vic


Ages 14+.


Old Vic

103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

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