|Stoppard's Travesties for Bloomsday in Melbourne|
Loosely based on historical events, Tom Stoppard's Travesties brings together in Zurich in 1917 literary master James Joyce writing Ulysses, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and Romanian anarchist Tristan Tzara. The main character, Henry Carr, a British consular official in Zurich, took James Joyce to court over the cost of a pair of trousers for his role as Algernon in a production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Carr’s unreliable memory gives Stoppard the excuse he needs to have his historical figures double as characters in Wilde’s witty masterpiece, leading to some truly inspired theatrical mayhem. This clever play is the centrepiece of Bloomsday in Melbourne's annual James Joyce festival and will be staged at fortyfivedownstairs from 12-23 June. Other events include a seminar and a luncheon at the Swiss Club in Flinders Lane on 16 June.
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders lane, Melbourne
For extra information and times of performances, please consult the Bloomsday in Melbourne website at www.bloomsdayinmelbourne.org.au. Bookings for Travesties are via fortyfivedownstairs (theatre) at https://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/wp2016/event/travesties-by-tom-stoppard/