At a time when the role of the arts is as hotly discussed as ever, Stoppard’s play could not be timelier. Travesties both baffles and intrigues; a masterful piece of writing that will leave you thinking all the way home.
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David Haig will join Joshua McGuire and Daniel Radcliffe in David Leveaux’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic in February. Fifty years after its premiere at the Old Vic, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight returns to the Old […]
The Menier Chocolate Factory and Sonia Friedman productions have announced that Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy Travesties will transfer to the Apollo Theatre in February 2017. Travesties tickets are now on sale. Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution features James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin as remembered — and misremembered — by Henry […]
BritishTheatre.com are pleased to bring you a series of photographs from the rehearsals rooms of the Hamsptead Theatre where Hapgood by Tom Stoppard is currently rehearsing. London 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s (Lisa Dillon) network is leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent a Triple? The […]
While the emotional wattage did not burn as brightly as it might, and while we were never really made to feel fully uncomfortable with either issues or text as we should, it provides a showcase for many players of real talent.
Acclaimed British playwright Tom Stoppard will bring his play Hapgood to the Hampstead Theatre this December in a production directed by Howard Davies. Casting is to be announced. London 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s network is leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent a Triple? The […]
The Hard Problem is populated with unpleasant and unlikeable people spouting difficult scientific jargon in a sea of sentimental and predictable banality. There are a handful of good jokes but a handful is insufficient. The detailed notes in the programme provided more dramatic interest than about 100 minutes of stage time.
It’s a symphony of wit and wisdom wrapped up in a puzzle, a puzzle which is shattered and then, like a fiendishly difficult jigsaw puzzle, is put back together piece by piece. There are no unanswered questions at the end, no conundrums to ponder about the narrative. Stoppard ensures that everything works and that the […]