Following a successful run at The Menier Chocolate Factory, Patrick Marber's acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's award-winning 1974 comedy Travesties transfers to the West End for a limited season starring Tom Hollander alongside Amy Morgan, Freddie Fox, Clare Foster and Forbes Masson.
This anarchic tale of art, literature, revolution and inconsequence is told through the memories of British consular official Henry Carr, an eccentric and slightly batty elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War where he mixed with Irish writer James Joyce, Dadaism founder Tristan Tzara and the communist revolutionary Lenin.
As he reminisces, Carr's memory becomes prone to distraction, and instead of predictable historical biography these characters are interpreted through the maze of his mind with added embellishments, distractions and entertaining interludes.
2 hours 30 minutes
The Apollo Theatre
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
Wheelchair access to the auditorium is through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue, where a wheelchair lift will take you down to the stalls. Please report to the Theatre Manager on arrival.
Transfer seating is available into any aisle seat and a maximum of 2 wheelchairs per performance can park at either end of row M in the stalls. Each wheelchair user must be accompanied by a helper.
A Sennheiser infra-red system with headsets is available for those with hearing difficulties. A deposit is required.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit during the performance.
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