This production began performances on 3rd February and closed on 29th April 2017.
Playful, witty and wise… an absolute delight
The Sunday Times
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?
Tom Hollander is superbly funny
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.
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.
Patrick Marber’s near-miraculous production
The New York Times
TOM HOLLANDER – Henry Carr
FREDDIE FOX – Tristan Tzara
PETER MCDONALD – James Joyce
CLARE FOSTER – Cecily
FORBES MASSON – Lenin
AMY MORGAN – Gwendolen
SARAH QUIST – Nadya
TIME WALLERS – Bennett
TOM STOPPARD – Playwright
PATRICK MARBER – Director
TIM HATLEY – Designer
NEIL AUSTIN – Lighting Designer
ADAM CORK – Sound Designer/Original Music
POLLY BENNETT – Movement