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Menier’s Travesties transfers to the West End

Published 28 October 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 – with more than 100 tickets at each performance at just £20.

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. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. Tom is joined by the full company from the Menier, including 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 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 will run from 3 February to 29 April, with a press night on 14 February. Priority booking for Menier Chocolate Factory supporters goes on sale at 9am on 31 October, with public booking opening on 2 November.

 

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