The subject of British playwright Tom Stoppard’s THE REAL THING is love and the difficult terrain of the human heart. Written in 1982 it was a change in style for Stoppard who usually wrote very cerebral works .
In THE REAL THING Henry is married to Charlotte, whilst Annie is married to Max. But its Henry and Annie who have fallen passionately in . love. For Henry the main character, the question is has Henry found love, is it the real thing?!
There’s also a sub plot which involves Annie who has taken up the cause of Brodie an imprisoned Scottish soldier who has written a script which she wants to produce. Henry doesn’t offer any help , He thinks it is shite! Continue reading TOM STOPPARD’S ‘THE REAL THING’ @ THE DRAMA THEATRE