Wed 2 - Sat 5 May, Main Stage
‘What did you do in the Great War?.’ ‘
I wrote Ulysses...What did you do?’
Ageing diplomatic attaché Henry Carr is desperate to recount the events of Zürich in 1917, where amidst the First World War, revolutionary minds collided: modernist author James Joyce, communist revolutionary Lenin, and founder of Dadaism Tristan Tzara.
Fizzing with limericks, razor-sharp wit, and parodies of Oscar Wilde, Travesties tells of political and artistic rebellion through the fractured reminiscences of a man on the side-lines.
Tom Stoppard’s extraordinary tumble through fact and fiction is brought to life in an energetic new production by University of Oxford students. In a post-truth world, Travesties’ bold exploration of the appeal of fiction could not be more fitting.
Written by Tom Stoppard
Presented by University of Oxford Student Company Pigfoot Theatre
Age guideline 14+