By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Lynne Parker

Following the hugely successful and popular Plaza Suite, Rough Magic are back at the Pavilion Theatre with the delicious comedy Travesties by Tom Stoppard.

Best-known as the author of the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love and the plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Arcadia, Stoppard is at his “diabolically clever” best in this absurdly funny masterpiece featuring James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin and Dadaist Tristan Tzara.

Zurich 1917: artists and exiles take refuge from the Great War in neutral Switzerland. Joyce is writing Ulysess and Lenin is planning a revolution.

Humorous complications and mistaken identities arise when Joyce decides to stage Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

'A tinder-box of a play blazing with wit, irony, and yes, ideas. It is exhilarating, diabolically clever.' Time

Directed by Lynne Parker

Will Irvine (as Henry Carr)
Ciaran O’Brien (as Tristan Tzara)
Ronan Leahy (as James Joyce)
Peter Daly (as Lenin)
Jody O’Neill (as Cecily)
Camille Ross (as Gwendolen)
Philip Judge (as Bennett)
Anne Gill (as Nadya)