About the showThe hugely popular hit production of Travesties which received rave reviews after a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, comes to the West End from 3rd February 2017 for a limited 12 week run from 3rd February 2017.
On its first outing at the Menier Chocolate Factory, this new revival of Tom Stoppard’s classic play, directed by Patrick Marber, broke box office records, selling out for the entirety of the run even before the first performance had taken place. Audiences were not left disappointed however, as the show lived up to expectations, receiving rave reviews from both fans and critics alike. Now, Travesties will come to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End, giving those who missed out the first time another changes to see this fantastic production.
Patrick Marber is one of the country’s most acclaimed directors, having worked on the plays Three Days in the Country, The Red Lion and Don Juan in Soho as well as the films Closer, Asylum and Notes on a Scandal. Throughout his career he has received a range of prestigious awards, including the Olivier Award for Best New Play, the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award.
He directs the much loved actor of stage and screen Tom Hollander in the lead role of Henry Carr. Hollander is best known for his huge range of work for theatre, film and television which has included everything from The Night Manager and In The Loop as well as A Flea in Her Ear and The Government Inspector. He is joined by Amy Morgan as Gwendolen Carr and Freddie Fox as Tristan Tzara.
Stoppard’s hilarious and ingenious play tells the story of Henry Carr, an elderly man who recalls his time in Zurich during the First Wold War, as he rubs shoulders with James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin.
With an acclaimed director, an a-list star and one of our generation’s greatest playwrights behind it, Travesties is set to be one of the most exciting and interesting West End transfers of 2017. The play is due to start previews on 3rd February 2017, with an official opening on 14th February 2017.
Who Should See It?Fans of Tom Stoppard should not miss the chance to see one of his greatest plays performed on the West End for the first time in over 20 years. Following a hugely popular, completely sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2016, the transfer to the Apollo Theatre is the perfect opportunity for those who missed the chance to see Hollander star in the original run, catch him once again.