Emmie Newitt

Susan Wokoma and Oliver Johnstone join THE REAL THING at The Old Vic

Tom Stoppard’s kaleidoscopic comedy of love, infidelity and the stories we tell begins performances in London next month for a limited run.

susan wokoma and oliver johnstoneSusan Wokoma and Oliver Johnstone headshots. Photo provided by production.

Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes 1 and 2, Netflix) and Oliver Johnstone (All My Sons) will join the cast of The Real Thing. Performances run at The Old Vic from 22 August to 26 October.

The duo join the previously announced cast members James McArdle (Mare of Easttown) and Bel Powley (A Small Light) in a production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi).

Also joining the cast of The Real Thing is Jack Ambrose as Brodie, Rilwan Abiola Owokoniran as Billy and Karise Yansen as Debbie.

The full creative team are Peter McKintosh (Set & Costume), Richard Howell (Lighting), Alexandra Faye Braithwaite (Sound), Chi-San Howard (Movement), Jessica Ronane CDG (Casting), Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth (Voice), Ingrid Mackinnon (Intimacy), Lilac Yosiphon (Baylis Assistant Director), Poppy Hall (Costume Supervisor), Carole Hancock (Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Supervisor) and Jamie Owens (Props Supervisor).

Following actress Annie and playwright Henry, The Real Thing dives through layers of play and performance, reality and deceit.

The production will follow The Constituent which performs at The Old Vic until 10 August 2024.

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Experience this new play in London for a limited time. The Real Thing examines the complex nature of love, art and reality.

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