In Tom Stoppard’s most personal play to date, Leopoldstadt will receive its world premiere at the Wyndham’s in January 2020. Inspired by Stoppard’s 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. Culturally pertinent and relevant, Patrick Marber directs Stoppard’s first play in five years, set to be an intimate drama with an emotional heart.
The adult cast for Leopoldstadt stars Sebastian Armesto, Jenna Augen, Rhys Bailey, Faye Castelow, Joe Coen, Felicity Davidson, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clara Francis, Ilan Galkoff, Caroline Gruber, Sam Hoare, Natalie Law, Avye Leventis, Noof McEwan, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Jake Neads, Aaron Neil, Alexander Newland, Yasmin Paige, Adrian Scarborough, Sadie Shimmin, Griffin Stevens, Ed Stoppard, Luke Thallon, Eleanor Wyld and Alexis Zegerman.
The child cast for Leopoldstadt includes Jarlan Bogolubov, Toby Cohen, Zachary Cohen, Olivia Festinger, Tamar Laniado, Maya Larholm, Daniel Lawson, Louis Levy, Libby Lewis, Jack Meredith, Chloe Raphael, Beatrice Rapstone, Montague Rapstone, Ramsay Robertson and Joshua Schneider.
Leopoldstadt is written by Tom Stoppard, returning to the West End with an original play for the first time in five years. Writing over 30 plays throughout his career, notable plays include The Hard Problem, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Coast of Utopia and the Olivier Award-winning play Arcadia. Stoppard’s screenwriting credits include Shakespeare in Love and The Russia House.
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.
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Leopoldstadt is perfect for students studying GCSE and A Level History, English, Drama, Religious Studies and Mathematics.
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You can book from 16-Dec-2019 to 13-Jun-2020.
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