Tom Stoppard’s captivating comedy Travesties returns to the West End

Tom Stoppard’s captivating comedy Travesties returns to the West End


Hilarious comedy Travesties will return to the West End, showing at the Apollo Theatre for a run in 2017

Travesties transfers to the Apollo Theatre early next year

The Chocolate Factory and Sonia Friedman Productions’ current revival of the highly acclaimed comedy Travesties will transfer to the Apollo Theatre on the West End in February 2017.

Written by Tom Stoppard, Travesties is an hilarious comedy, which riotously explores the themes of love, art and revolution.

The play premiered in 1974 at the Aldwych Theatre. Stoppard’s comedy was met with great acclaim, winning Best Comedy by the Evening Standard Awards and a Tony Award for Best Play.

The story is set in Zurich and is centred on Henry Carr, a British consular official, who lived in the Swiss city in the First World War. During his time spent in Zurich, Carr met a whole host of interesting personalities, including Irish author James Joyce, the founder of Dada, Tristan Tzara, and the Russian communist Lenin.

When Carr reminisces about his former life in Zurich, he becomes muddled, confusing some of the people he met there with characters from Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ – needless to say, with hilarious consequences!

Tom Hollander stars as Henry Carr in this revival of Travesties. Hollander stars alongside Freddie Fox as Tristan Tzara, Amy Morgan as Gwendolen, as well as Peter McDonald, Clare Foster, Forbes Masson, Sarah Quist and Tim Wallers.

The play is directed by Patrick Marber, with set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Adam Cork.

Tom Stoppard’s Travesties is showing at the Apollo Theatre from Friday February 3, 2017 until Saturday April 29, 2017. The play runs for two hours 30 minutes, including one 15-minute interval.

You can buy tickets to see Travesties at the Apollo Theatre on the West End in 2017 from Shows In London.