Initial casting has been announced for Tom Stoppard’s highly anticipated new play Leopoldstadt.
Described as Stoppard’s most personal play to date, it is inspired by his family history and follows a Jewish family reflecting on their identity at the turn of the 20th century in 1900.
The cast includes Adrian Scarborough, 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, Griffin Stevens, Luke Thallon, Eleanor Wyld, Alexis Zegerman and Stoppard’s son Ed Stoppard. The play also features three sets of five children.
Stoppard, an Academy Award and four time Tony award winner is regarded as Britain’s greatest living playwright; his work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, The Real Inspector Hound, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, The Real Thing, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Night and Day, and the original screenplay for Shakespeare in Love
The piece will be directed by Patrick Marber with 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.
Leopoldstadt is booking from 25 January 2020 until 16 May 2020 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
Leopoldstadt tickets are available now