The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard

April 2023

York Theatre Royal Studio

Directed by Jacob Ward


Henry | Alan Park
Annie | Alice May Melton
Charlotte | Victoria Delaney
Max | Mike Hickman
Billie | Rebecca Harrison
Debbie | Hannah Waring
Brodie | Livy Potter

Production Team

Stage Manager | Alina Longmore
Costume and Wardrobe Management | Helen Taylor
Wardrobe Assistants | Judith Ireland, Esther Irving and Kate Relton
Set Design, Prop-making and Construction | Richard Hampton
Lighting Design | Graham Sanderson
Sound Design | Neil Millar
Technician | Peter Howl
Props | Guy and Jaqueline Ward
Publicity Photography | Ben Lindley
Production Photography | John Saunders



Ward’s cast is the real deal” ★★★★ – Charles Hutch Press

Jacob Ward has produced an excellent version of a clever play which deserves a contemporary vision.” – York Calling

Ward’s ambition, combined with a dedicated cast, results in a triumph: a completely unique and intellectually-stimulating evening.” – The Scribe