Travesties

Who's Who

TOM HOLLANDER (Henry Carr) first appeared on Broadway as Bosie in the Almeida Theatre’s production of The Judas Kiss opposite Liam Neeson at the Broadhurst Theatre. Theatre includes: Travesties (Apollo Theatre) [Nominated Best Actor, Olivier Awards] A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); Landscape with Weapon (National Theatre), The Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar); King Lear, Tartuffe [Best Actor Time Out, Ian Charleson Award] and The Government Inspector (Ian Charleson Award) (all at the Almeida); He played Baby in the original production of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo (Royal Court); As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl tour Ian Charleson Award); The Way of the World (Lyric Hammersmith, Ian Charleson Award); The Threepenny Opera (Donmar) and Don Juan (Sheffield Crucible). Television includes: “Taboo,” “Doctor Thorne,” “The Night Manager” [BAFTA Best Supporting Actor], “A Poet in New York” [Best Actor RTS Award], “Rev” [Nominated 3 years running BAFTA. Best Comedy Performance], “Any Human Heart,” “The Thick of It,” “Desperate Romantics,” “Gracie” [Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actor], “John Adams,” “The Company,” “Cambridge Spies” [Best Actor European Television Awards], “The Lost Prince,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” “Wives and Daughters,” “Absolutely Fabulous” and “The Bill.” Film includes: Breathe, The Promise, Jungle Book: Origins, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Tulip Fever, 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, Land of the Blind, Pride and Prejudice [Evening Standard Best Supporting Actor, London Critics’ Circle Best Supporting Actor], The Libertine [Nominated BIFA], Paparazzi, Stage Beauty, Gosford Park [SAG Award], Possession, Lawless Heart, Enigma, The Announcement, Maybe Baby, The Clandestine Marriage, Bedrooms and Doorways, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence, Gobble, True Blue and Some Mother’s Son. Tom makes regular appearances on “American Dad” and “Family Guy.”

TOM STOPPARD (Playwright). Tom Stoppard’s work for the stage includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Indian Ink, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Hard Problem. His translations and adaptations include works by Lorca, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Molnar, Pirandello and Chekhov. His most recent television credit is “Parade’s End.” Film work includes Billy Bathgate, Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma, Shakespeare in Love and Anna Karenina. He directed the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Most recent radio for BBC is “Darkside” (with Pink Floyd). In 2006 Stoppard’s multi-award-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll opened at the Royal Court, directed by Trevor Nunn, and subsequently enjoyed acclaimed West End and Broadway engagements produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. This Menier Chocolate Factory production of Stoppard’s Travesties, directed by Patrick Marber, will be the first Broadway revival of his Tony-winning play, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions. Travesties reunites Stoppard with Roundabout following the simultaneous acclaimed 2014 productions of Indian Ink and The Real Thing.

PATRICK MARBER (Director). Productions of his own plays include Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre, Vaudeville) Closer (NT, Lyric, Music Box) Howard Katz, Three Days in the Country (both NT) and Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams). His other directing credits include Travesties by Tom Stoppard at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Apollo Theatre. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter at the Comedy, Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter at the National Theatre, ‘1953’ by Craig Raine at the Almeida and The Old Neighborhood by David Mamet at the Royal Court. He will direct the UK premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives later this year at Theatre Royal Haymarket. His other plays include After Miss Julie (Donmar, Roundabout), The Red Lion (NT) and in 2016 Ivo van Hove directed Marber’s version of Hedda Gabler for the National Theatre starring Ruth Wilson. His screen credits include Closer (directed by Mike Nichols), Notes on a Scandal (directed by Richard Eyre) and Love You More (directed by Sam Taylor-Wood). His plays have won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards. His television work has received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. His screenplays have been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards. He received the British Independent Film Award for Notes on a Scandal.

MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY The multi-award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory is one of London’s most exciting venues. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director David Babani, recent Chocolate Factory productions include: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical, Lettice & Lovage, Love In Idleness (transfer to Apollo), She Loves Me, Travesties (transfer to Apollo – 5 Olivier award nominations), Into The Woods, The Truth (transfer to Wyndham’s – Olivier award nomination), Funny Girl (transfer to the Savoy & UK tour – 2 Olivier award nominations); (transfer to Bernard Jacobs Theater on Broadway, and winner of two Tony awards in 2016, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical – Cynthia Erivo); the world premiere of Anthony Horowitz’ Dinner with Saddam; What’s It All About: Bacharach Re-imagined (transfer to the Criterion); Assassins; Buyer and Cellar; Candide; Merrily We Roll Along (transfer to the Harold Pinter; Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Musical); Road Show, Ruby Wax – Losing It (transfer to the Duchess); Abigail’s Party (transfer to Wyndham’s); A Little Night Music (transfer to the Garrick in the West End and to Broadway starring Catherine Zeta-Jones -Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical - and Angela Lansbury); Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita (transfer to Trafalgar Studios); Sweet Charity (transfer to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Maria Friedman: Re-arranged, (transfer to Trafalgar Studios; nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); La Cage aux Folles (transfer to Playhouse; winner of two Olivier Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; subsequent transfer to Broadway where it won 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical); Dealer’s Choice (transfer to Trafalgar Studios; 2 Olivier Award nominations) and Sunday in the Park with George (transfer to Wyndham’s; winner of five 2007 Olivier Awards, 2006 Evening Standard Award-winner for Best Design, Best off West-End Production 2006 - Theatregoers’ Choice Awards and Best Design - Critics’ Circle award 2006; also transferred to Broadway from February – July 2008, co-produced with Roundabout Theatre, receiving 9 Tony nominations).

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in recent years. Sonia Friedman OBE and her company have initiated and produced more than 160 new productions. The company has won numerous Olivier and Tony Awards including a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Previous co-productions with the Menier Chocolate Factory have included Travesties, Funny Girl, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music, La Cage aux Folles and Dealer’s Choice. Recent London and Broadway productions include The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dreamgirls, The Ferryman, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Hamlet (with Andrew Scott), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, 1984, King Charles III, Farinelli and the King, Hamlet (with Benedict Cumberbatch), The River, Twelfth Night/Richard III, The Mountaintop, Jerusalem, and The Norman Conquests. Forthcoming productions include: Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance at the Belasco Theater, New York, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre, New York. For a full list of SFP’s theatre credits, please visit soniafriedman.com.