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Type of production: Comedy
Opened: 03 February 2017
Booking until: 29 April 2017
Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins
Prices: £26.00 - £110.00
Author / playwright: Tom Stoppard
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? The original production of Travesties won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy and the Tony award for Best Play.

This first London revival in over 20 years will be directed by Patrick Marber and will star Tom Hollander.


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MENIER'S TRAVESTIES GETS WEST END TRANSFER (3 NOVERMBER 2016)

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. The production has previews from 3 February, and runs until 29 April.

The production broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of its first preview. Tom Hollander will return to the stage to play Henry Carr, alongside the full company from the Menier - Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Clare Foster (Cecily), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya), and Tim Wallers (Bennett).

Tom Hollander's theatre credits include A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic), The Threepenny Opera (Donmar Warehouse), The Judas Kiss (Playhouse Theatre and Broadway), Mojo (Royal Court Theatre) and As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl). His television credits include Doctor Thorne, The Night Manager, A Poet In New York, Rev., Ambassadors, Any Human Heart, The Thick Of It, Desperate Romantics, Gracie!, Headcases, John Adams, Cambridge Spies, The Lost Prince, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Absolutely Fabulous. For film, his credits include Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Riot Club, Muppets Most Wanted, The Invisible Woman, About Time, Hanna, The Soloist, In The Loop, Valkyrie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, A Good Year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pride & Prejudice, Enigma and Maybe Baby.

Travesties first 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.