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December 7, 2009

By ROGER B. HARRIS

New Production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing to star Toby Stephens.

Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing will be presented at the Old Vic starting April 10 and running through June 5. Toby Stephens has signed on to play Henry. Anna Mackmin will direct. No other casting has been announced.

Stephens, the son of Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, has appeared on stage (in Tartuffe, Betrayal, Measure for Measure and Hamlet, among countless others.  He's appeared on screen in the James Bond opus Die Another Day as well as The Great Gatsby, Cambridge Spies and Jane Eyre, among others.

The creative team will include Lez Brotherston ( production design), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), and Simon Baker (sound design).