The revival of Tom Stoppard's 1974 play Travesties, currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory through November 19, is to transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre, beginning performances February 3, 2017, prior to an official opening February 15, for a run that is booking through April 29.
It opened at the Menier October 4, following previews that began September 22, when it was the first play in the company's history to sell out its entire run ahead of its first preview.
The full Menier cast, led by British stage and screen star Tom Hollander, will reprise their roles in the West End. It includes Freddie Fox (as Tristan Tzara), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Clare Foster (Cecily), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya), and Tim Wallers (Bennett).
Hollander plays Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in 1917 Zurich, who remembers—and misremembers—James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, and Lenin.
The play is described as such: “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 production is directed by Patrick Marber, with designs by Tim Hatley, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound and original music by Adam Cork.
It is being brought to the West End by Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Priority booking for Chocolate Factory members opens October 31, with public booking from November 2.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0330 333 4809 or visit menierchocolatefactory.com.