On the Razzle

by  Tom Stoppard

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  13m, 9f, 1boy(s)

"While preserving the beautiful intricacies of this construction, Stoppard has embellished Razzle with a dazzle of verbal wit, an unremitting firework display of puns, crossword puzzle tricks and sly sexual innuendos." - London Daily Telegraph.

Please note: in the UK this title is available in a Samuel French single play edition, or in the volume Stoppard Plays 4with Dalliance, Undiscovered Country,Rough Crossing,and The Seagull.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 9f, 1boy(s)
  • SubGenre


    Farce, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This hit in London is a free adaptation of the 19th century farce by Johann Nestroy that provided the plot for Thornton Wilder’s The Merchant of Yonkers, which led to The Matchmaker, which led to Hello, Dolly! The story is basically one long chase, chiefly after two naughty grocer’s assistants, who, when their master goes off on a binge with a new mistress, escape to Vienna on a spree.
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"A dazzle of verbal wit." - Daily Telegraph



  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.



  • Time Period: 19th Century, 17th Century
  • Setting: Six settings


13m, 9f, 1boy(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras


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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves ...

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