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Travesties - Apollo Theatre, London
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The work of Tom Stoppard always has a special place in the hearts of audiences in the United Kingdom, whether it is because of his work with the film Shakespeare In Love or high profile plays like Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (returning to the Old Vic Theatre in 2017).
But for audiences headed to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End at the beginning of 2017 it will be his 1974 play Travesties that is at the forefront of their minds. The production makes a welcome return to the capital for a new appearance in Theatreland, where Tom Hollander reprises his role from the show’s previous run at Southwark’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
That production also starred Freddie Fox alongside the likes of Peter McDonald, Sarah Quist, Forbes Masson, Clare Foster and Amy Morgan, all working under the direction of Patrick Marber, though the cast beyond Hollander is yet to be confirmed for the West End transfer.
For Travesties, Stoppard casts his mind back to the early decades of the 20th century as the character of Henry Carr (based on the real life figure of the same name) reflects on his time in Zurich in 1917, the height of the Great War. It is an era in which he spends time with many contemporaries of the period and during the course of the show we will witness as Carr also performs in a production of The Importance Of Being Earnest.
So with a stand-out performer in Tom Hollander and a director in Patrick Marber, Travesties will undoubtedly be the must-see show of 2017 when it runs at the Apollo Theatre, after playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory, one of the most exciting London venues outside of the West End.
Travesties runs at the Apollo Theatre from Friday 3rd February 2017.
Show & Venue InformationApollo Theatre
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Saturday, 29 April 2017
2hrs 30mins including a 15-minute interval