LAST CHANCE TO SEE
TOM STOPPARD’S OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING
L E O P O L D S T A D T
As previously announced, the Olivier award-winning and critically acclaimed West End production of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt will conclude its run at Wyndham’s Theatre on 30 October 2021.
Directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Leopoldstadt received its world premiere on 25 January 2020. As initial casting was announced the run was extended due to public demand and was scheduled to play a 20-week run until 13 June 2020. The final performance before lockdown, where the production was playing to packed houses, was 14 March 2020. Performances resumed on 7 August 2021 with the final strictly limited 12-week run concluding on 30 October 2021. The production will then visit the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in January next year.
The cast comprises Sebastian Armesto (Jacob/Nathan/Ludwig), Jenna Augen (Rosa), Rhys Bailey (Young Nathan), Cara Ballingall (Jana), Faye Castelow (Gretl), Joe Coen (Policeman/Zac), Felicity Davidson (Hilde), Mark Edel-Hunt (Civilian/Fritz), Clara Francis (Wilma), Arty Froushan (Leo), Ilan Galkoff (Pauli), Caroline Gruber (Emilia), Sam Hoare (Percy), Natalie Law (Hanna), Avye Leventis (Sally), Aidan McArdle (Hermann), Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Eva), Jake Neads (Mohel/Policeman), Aaron Neil (Ernst), Alexander Newland (Kurt), Macy Nyman (Hermine), Noof Ousellam (Otto), Sadie Shimmin (Poldi), Griffin Stevens (Aaron), Eleanor Wyld (Nellie) and Alexis Zegerman (alternate Eva) with swings Edie Newman and Dan Wolff.
The children’s cast comprises Noa Alberts, Shalev Barash, Rocco Brenner, Atticus Collier, Willa Collier, Aidan Greenberg, Mae Sarner Henson, Aidan Herrmann, Una Herrmann, Lexi Hudaly, Audrey Kattan, Amelie Kent, Ollie Kohn, Max Lester, Mace Phoenix, Leo Roberts, Osian Salter, Rafael Shbero, Shoshana Shbero and Sam Sturge.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna. But Hermann Merz, a manufacturer and baptised Jew married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. Gathered in the Merz apartment in a fashionable part of the city, Hermann’s extended family are at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s epic yet intimate drama. By the time we have taken leave of them, Austria has passed through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and – for Austrian Jews – the Holocaust in which 65,000 of them were murdered. It is for the survivors to pass on a story which hasn’t ended yet.
Set designs are by Richard Hudson, with costume designs by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Neil Austin, sound and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by Emily Jane Boyle. Casting is by Amy Ball CDG,with children’s casting by Verity Naughton.
Leopoldstadt is the sixth collaboration between SFP and Tom Stoppard.It reunites Stoppard, Marber and Friedman and is co-produced with Gavin Kalin Productions, 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, Richard Winkler
Leopoldstadt is fully committed to the safety of our audience, performers, staff and everyone who works at or visits our theatre. To help us welcome audiences back safely, we are taking care to meet Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and are partnered with Society of London Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ campaign.
Patrons can find out more at https://officiallondontheatre.com/see-it-safely/ about the safety measures that have been put in place ready for their visits.
Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Box Office: 0844 482 5151
Performances: 7 August – 30 October 2021
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm