Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Delightful Travesties

Super-busy so no time to blog really but we did go to the terrific Travesties on Saturday. Tom Hollander was excellent as were Freddy Fox (as Tristan Tzara) and Forbes Masson (as Lenin) and the others were very good too: Amy Morgan as Gwendolen, Clare Foster as Cecily, Sarah Quist as Nadya, Peter McDonald as James Joyce and Tim Wallers as Bennett the butler.

By the ingenious device of making it the unreliable memoirs of an old man Stoppard brings together the impossible conjuction of Joyce and Lenin with Tzara (who was actually in Zurich later) into a delightful romp and riff on The Importance of Being Earnest.