Tom Stoppard’s new play will be performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 25th January.
Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play, which is now booking at the Wyndham’s Theatre until the 13th June 2020.
It has been announced that Faye Castelow, Felicity Davidson, Avye Leventis and Sadie Shimmin join the previously announced adult cast: 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.
Meanwhile, Jarlan Bogolubov, Ramsay Robertson and Joshua Schneider join the previously announced children’s cast of :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.
Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.
Leopoldstadt is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good. “My grandfather wore a caftan,” says Hermann, a factory owner, “my father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner.” It was not to last. Over the next fifty years this family, like millions of others, was to re-discover what it meant to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century. Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, endurance and loss. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play.
The world premiere production is directed by Patrick Marber and will feature set designs by Richard Hudson,costume designs by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Neil Austin, sound and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by EJ Boyle. Casting is by Amy BallCDG,with children’s casting by Verity Naughton.
Leopoldstadt will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 25th January until the 13th June. To book tickets click here or visit: Encore Tickets, Love Theatre.com, See Tickets, From the Box Office, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk and Last Minute.com.