The Real Thing

9 Sep — 26 Oct 2019

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Sydney Theatre Company presents
THE REAL THING
By Tom Stoppard

Fall in love with love itself

The Real Thing is playwright Tom Stoppard at his dazzling best. One of his most heartfelt plays, it’s a portrait of a writer of intellectual prowess struggling to articulate that most elusive of emotions – love.

Henry is married to Charlotte, while Annie is married to Max. But it’s Henry and Annie who have fallen passionately in love. Could this, at last, be the real thing? They’ll soon find out.

Through the demise of two marriages, the bloom of new relationships and the pain of infidelity, Stoppard’s characters debate and dissect what love is, what it gives and what it takes. Expertly constructed, erudite and funny, The Real Thing is a modern classic.

Simon Phillips (Muriel’s Wedding the Musical) returns to direct an irresistible cast including Geraldine Hakewill (Chimerica) and Toby Schmitz (The Present) in this hugely entertaining and deeply affecting play.

Production Patron The Petre Foundation

Approx. duration 2hrs 20 mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Strong language, adult themes, sexual references. Subject to change. More info


Ticket information

Tickets are on sale now only to 2019 Season Ticket Holders as an exclusive benefit.

For everyone else, tickets are only available with a Season Ticket (a pack of 6 or more plays). Find out more.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $86
Adult A Reserve $82
Concession $65
Seniors cardholder $74
Preview $64
Under 30 $64

Single tickets
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Single ticket bookings: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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