Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard will premiere at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End in January 2020.
Regarded as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Tom Stoppard’s new play is inspired by his family history. Directed by Patrick Marber, it is Stoppard’s first play in five years and his most personal play to date.
Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. An intimate drama with epic sweep, the play is set in the old Jewish quarter of Vienna, as a pious Jewish family reflect upon their religious identity in the twentieth century.
Leopoldstadt is booking from 25 January 2020 until 16 May 2020 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
What’s the Story?
In Vienna in 1900, the city was vibrant and bustling with intellectual excitement and 10% of the city’s population were Jews. A generation earlier, they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef, with hundreds of thousands fleeing from the Pale and Eastern pogroms to the crowded tenements of Leopoldstadt, located in the Jewish quarter of Vienna. It is a story of a family made good. It was not to last.
A passionate drama of love and endurance, Leopoldstadt follows a family as they rediscover what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.
Who’s in it? Leopoldstadt Cast
The cast includes Sebastian Armesto, Jenna Augen, Rhys Bailey, Joe Coen, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clara Francis, Ilan Galkoff, Caroline Gruber, Sam Hoare, Natalie Law, Noof McEwan, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Jake Neads, Aaron Neil, Alexander Newland, Yasmin Paige, Adrian Scarborough, Griffin Stevens, Ed Stoppard, Luke Thallon, Eleanor Wyld and Alexis Zegerman.
The children’s cast, comprising three sets of five children, includes Toby Cohen, Zachary Cohen, Olivia Festinger, Tamar Laniado, Maya Larholm, Daniel Lawson, Louis Levy, Libby Lewis, Jack Meredith, Chloe Raphael, Beatrice Rapstone and Montague Rapstone.
Written by Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties) with direction by Patrick Marber (Don Juan in Soho, Venus In Fur), set design by Richard Hudson, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Neil Austin, sound and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by EJ Boyle. Casting is by Amy Ball CDG, with children’s casting by Verity Naughton.
Reviews for Leopoldstadt coming soon.
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