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Play Reading: 'The Real Thing' by Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 18:30
online via Zoom

We invite you to our January play reading which will be held online, hosted by Graham Goodwin

Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 18:30 on Zoom: playreading of 'The Real Thing' by Tom Stoppard

The play begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage seems about to rupture. But nothing one sees on a stage is the real thing, and some things are less real than others. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage by her husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing?

In The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature--and the mystery--of love, creating a multi-toned play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart.

Cast: 3 female, 4 male

How to attend the reading:
- Download the play from the ‘Members’ section of the Upstage website or request the pdf via email to
- You'll find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the first page of the downloaded pdf - on clicking the link you may be prompted to confirm the downloading of Zoom
- The Zoom meeting will be started at 18:15 to allow attendees time to join by 18:30

Looking forward to see you again!

The Upstage Committee