Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre – with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. The production opens on 15 February, with previews from 3 February, and runs until 29 April. The production broke box office records at the Menier, becoming the first play in the company’s history to sell out ahead of its first preview.
Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. Hollander is joined by the full company from the Menier - Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Clare Foster (Cecily), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Tim Wallers (Bennett) and Sarah Quist (Nadya).
Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution features James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin as remembered -- and misremembered -- by Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917.
When Gwendolen and Cecily wander in from The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry’s mind wanders too. He knows he was Algernon in a production in Zurich. But who was the other one?
Travesties opened at the Aldwych Theatre in 1974, directed by Peter Wood. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and a Tony Award and New York Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play for its Broadway run at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.