The Real Thing

The Real Thing

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Overview


Synopsis

Taking place in London in the 1980s, the story focuses on the passionate but never fully satisfying love between Henry (a playwright) and Annie (an actress). When they start an affair Henry is already married to Charlotte and Annie is married to Max. Soon they both divorce and find themselves in a relationship with each other that still does not give them everything they crave. Meanwhile, Annie is devoted to freeing Brodie, a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest. Henry tries to handle the growing cynicism of his teenage daughter, Debbie. The play examines both the pain and passion that love can bring into peoples' lives.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1982
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, late teen characters

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