With David Baddiel’s My Family – Not the Sitcom running at the Menier, Into the Woods in rehearsals in New York, Funny Girl and The Truth in the West End, and Tony-winner The Color Purple on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major new revival of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties – the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November.
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 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.
Directed by: Patrick Marber; Designer: Tim Hatley; Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Sound Designer and Original Music: Adam Cork
22 September – 19 November
Press night: 4 October at 8pm