Leopoldstadt Wyndham's Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
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Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt will premiere at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End in January 2020.
Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard’s most personal play to date and is inspired by his family history.
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.
Regarded as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep;
Culturally pertinent and relevant, Patrick Marber directs Stoppard’s first play in five years, set to be an intimate drama with an emotional heart.
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.
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
Casting for Leopoldstadt to be announced at a later date.
Written by Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties) with direction by Patrick Marber (Don Juan in Soho, Venus In Fur). Full creative team to be announced at a later date.
Reviews for Leopoldstadt coming soon.