From February 2017, the Menier Chocolate Factory’s monumentally successful revival of Tom Stoppard’s play Travesties makes its way to the West End. As the show featured some talented performers bringing it to life at the Southwark venue it was only a matter of time before the West End got a look in.
As ever the Menier Chocolate Factory lends another show to Theatreland after enjoying huge success, with Tom Hollander amongst those cast in the lead roles and the man himself making the transition to the Apollo Theatre as well. The result is likely to be a production that audiences flock to see late in 2017.
Stoppard’s Travesties earned considerable praise when audiences first witnessed it in 1974 and now, more than 40 years later, we will once again join the character of Henry Carr as he looks back on his life many years earlier, when he resided in Zurich. So we witness his exploits in 1917 during the height of the Great War and during the course of events we will also see appearances from contemporaries as Carr performs in a production of The Importance Of Being Earnest.
From the original production at the Aldwych Theatre to its 1990s revival at the Barbican, Travesties has enjoyed a high profile life in the capital and its return in 2016 solidified this further, making the 2017 West End run an unmissable event. It is clearly a great time to be a fan of Stoppard, with the capital also staging his play Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic Theatre in 2017, and it shows that audiences still can’t get enough of his work.
Travesties runs at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End from Friday 3rd February 2017.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 16th February 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 29th April 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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