Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tom Hollander to star in Travesties at the Menier Chocolate Factory

It has been confirmed that a major revival of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties will be staged at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Marking the play's first London revival in over 20 years, Patrick Marber will direct Tom Hollander who returns to the stage as Henry Carr. 

The production opens on 4th October (previews from 22nd September) and runs until 19th November.

Travesties opened at the Aldwych Theatre in 1974, directed by Peter Wood. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and a Tony Award and New York Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play for its Broadway run at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.

David Baddiel’s My Family - Not the Sitcom is currently running at the Menier ahead of its recently announced West End transfer. The Menier's productions of Funny Girl and The Truth are both playing in the West End. The cast of Into the Woods are rehearsing in New York ahead of a summer season at the Menier. 

Hollander's theatre credits include: A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic), The Hotel in Amsterdam, The Threepenny Opera (Donmar Warehouse), The Judas Kiss (Playhouse Theatre and Broadway), The Government Inspector, Tartuffe (Almeida Theatre), Mojo (Royal Court Theatre), Don Juan (Sheffield Theatres), The School for Scandal (National Theatre) and As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl). 

His television credits include Doctor Thorne, The Night Manager, A Poet In New York, Rev. (co-created with James Wood), Ambassadors, Any Human Heart, The Thick Of It, Desperate Romantics, Gracie!, Headcases, John Adams, Cambridge Spies, The Lost Prince, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Absolutely Fabulous. 

For film, his credits include Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Riot Club, Muppets Most Wanted, The Invisible Woman, About Time, Hanna, The Soloist, In The Loop, Valkyrie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, A Good Year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pride & Prejudice, Enigma and Maybe Baby.

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