The Kensington Swan Season of

Travesties

By Tom Stoppard

18 JUL - 17 AUG 2002 — Comedy

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

Duration

Restrictions

None

Programme

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Three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries - Lenin, James Joyce and the Dadaist Tristan Tzara - were all living in Zurich in 1917. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consular official, Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theatre and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Tom Stoppard spins this historial coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profounding influential men as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholly riveting memory of an ageing Henry Carr.

Creatives

Tom Stoppard

Playwright

Vera Thomas

Lighting Designer

Cast

Michael Edward

Henry Carr

Ross Girven

Tristan Tzara

Paul Gittens

Lenin

Ross Duncan

Bennett

Anna Meech

Cecily

Nancy Schroder

Nadya