About Travesties

The fascinating story of love, art and revolution returns to London next February. Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed comedy has enjoyed several revivals since the original production in 1974. The original won a Tony award for Best Play, as well as the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy. This is the first revival for over twenty years and takes direction from the capable hands of director Patrick Marber.

What's the story?

Travesties recounts the stories of Lenin, Tristan Tzara and James Joyce as remembered (vaguely) by Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917. As he recalls the collection of intriguing personalities, his perceptions become muddled with characters from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Travesties Performance Dates & Times

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Who's it suitable for?

Who's in it?

Tom Hollander stars as Henry Carr. Hollander has starred on stage on several occasions and has also starred in several films including The Pirates of the Caribbean series and Pride and Prejudice as well as many television appearances, most recently the BBC’s production of the Night Manager.

Also starring is Amy Morgan as Gwendolen, Freddie Fox as Tristan Tzara, Clare Foster and Cecil, Forbes Masson as Lenin, Sarah Quist as Nadya and Peter McDonald as James Joyce, with Tim Wallers as Bennett.

Apollo Theatre

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Where is Travesties?

31 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 7ES
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
  • Parking: Brewer Street (2mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible