4.2 (19) · Modern, Contemporary

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?

The original production of Travesties won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy and the Tony award for Best Play. This first London revival in over 20 years will be directed by Patrick Marber and will star
Tom Hollander.

Critic reviews

Tom Hollander shines in Tom Stoppard's wild ride of a comedy

Time Out

It's like vintage champagne, rich and effervescent at first sip, with a mellow, lingering aftertaste of deeper tones.


Tom Hollander is sensational


A first-rate cast perform with terrific pace, zest and dexterity


Date & time

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Fri 3 Feb - Sat 29 Apr, Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats at 2.30pm.


31 Shaftesbury Ave W1D 7EZ London, UK · Get Directions
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