Cast and creatives announced for Leopoldstadt at Wyndham's Theatre
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
(Updated on Oct 30, 2019)
Initial casting for Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt along with members of the creative team have been officially announced today (25 October 2019) by Sonia Friedman Productions. The producers have also announced an extension for the show, which is now booking until 13 June 2020. Tom Stoppard's highly anticipated new play, which marks his most personal work to date, is set to open for previews on 25 January 2020 at Wyndham's Theatre with official press night scheduled for 12 February.
Initial casting announced for Leopoldstadt at London's Wyndham's Theatre
Set to star in the upcoming world premiere of Leopoldstadt are Aaron Neil, Adrian Scarborough, Alexander Newland, Alexis Zegerman, Caroline Gruber, Clara Francis, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Ed Stoppard, Eleanor Wyld, Griffin Stevens, Ilan Galkoff, Jake Neads, Jenna Augen, Joe Coen, Luke Thallon, Mark Edel-Hunt, Natalie Law, Noof McEwan, Rhys Bailey, Sam Hoare, Sebastian Armesto, and Yasmin Paige.
Three sets of five children will star in the children's cast, among which include Beatrice Rapstone, Chloe Raphael, Daniel Lawson, Jack Meredith, Libby Lewis, Louis Levy, Maya Larholm, Montague Rapstone, Olivia Festinger, Tamar Laniado, Toby Cohen, and Zachary Cohen.
Further casting for both the adult and children's cast will be announced in due course.
Leopoldstadt creative team also announced
The new play by Tom Stoppard is directed by Patrick Marber and features costume designs by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, casting by Amy Ball CDG, children's casting by Verity Naughton, lighting design by Neil Austin, set design by Richard Hudson, sound and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by EJ Boyle.
The Leopoldstadt stage play marks the sixth collaboration between Tom Stoppard and Sonia Friedman Productions and reunites Friedman, Stoppard and Marber, who last worked together on 2017's Travesties.
Leopoldstadt is co-produced with Gavin Kalin Productions, Scott Rudin, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Scott M. Delman/Patrick Gracey in association with Rupert Gavin, 1001 Nights Productions, Nica Burns, Burnt Umber Productions, Bradford W. Edgerton, Eilene Davidson Productions and Richard Winkler.
What is Leopoldstadt about?
Tom Stoppard's play Leopoldstadt is set in Vienna, which was regarded as Europe's most lively and vibrant city back in 1900. It was a city filled to the brim with an intellectual class, creative class of artists, and amenities for enjoying life. One-tenth of the Viennese were Jews and just a generation before 1900, Jews were granted full civil rights by Franz Josef, Emperor of the Austrian Empire. Incidentally, thousands upon thousands of Jews fled from the Russian Pale and the pogroms in the East. Many Jews found sanctuary in various overcrowded tenements in Leopoldstadt - the old Jewish district. The Leopoldstadt play itself is Tom Stoppard's most personal one to date.
Leopoldstadt play tickets for the world premiere at Wyndham's Theatre on sale now from £18!
Be sure not to leave out Leopoldstadt out on your West End wish list. Set in the midst of one of the most pivotal periods in history, this heartbreaking piece by Tom Stoppard is both humane and hopeful and takes on themes of loss, perseverance, drama, love, and passion. You simply won't want to miss this triumphant new play, now extended at the Wyndham's Theatre in London.