Tom Hollander

Travesties, a comedy play, will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London from September, with English actor Tom Hollander taking the lead.

Hollander will play the role of Henry Carr. Travesties centres on Carr, who is an elderly man and minor British diplomat, reminiscing about Zürich in 1917 during World War One.

The play sees Carr reflecting on his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time.

Travesties will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd September until 19th November. This first London revival in over 20 years will be directed by Patrick Marber.

Travesties was originally written by Tom Stoppard and produced at the Aldwych Theatre, London in 1974, by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The first production won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy and the Tony award for Best Play.

Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander’s theatre credits include A Flea in Her Ear, The Hotel in Amsterdam, The Threepenny Opera, The Judas Kiss, The Government Inspector and Tartuffe.

His television credits include Doctor Thorne, The Night Manager, and Absolutely Fabulous.

And Hollander’s film credits include Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Further casting and creatives

Starring alongside Tom Hollander will be Clare Foster, Freddie Fox and Forbes Masson. Other confirmed cast members include Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan and Sarah Quist.

Set design will be by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Neil Austin, and sound design and original music by Adam Cork.

Group booking

Discounted group rates for Travesties are available for parties of eight or more.

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