Tom Stoppard's latest dramatic feat has garnered the Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play! Leopoldstadt, which may be the playwright's last, also picked up the nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Adrian Scarborough.
Leopoldstadt garnered rave reviews when it opened on the 2nd of February, with The Telegraph saying "Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable... play from the heart". Our very own Kitty was also pleased with the production and called it "Tom Stoppard's most masterful play". Read Kitty's Full Review
Including Scarborough, Leopoldstadt stars Sebastian Armesto, Jenna Augen, Rhys Bailey, Dorothea Myer-Bennet, Faye Castelow, Joe Coen, Felicity Davidson, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clara Francis, Ilan Galkoff, Caroline Gruber, Sam Hoare, Natalie Law, Avye Leventis, Noof McEwan, Jake Neads, Aaron Neil, Alexander Newland, Yasmin Paige, Sadie Shimmin, Griffin Stevens, Ed Stoppard, Luke Thallon, Eleanor Wyld and Alexis Zegerman.
Touted as the playwright's most personal work to date, Leopoldstadt is a look at the titular old Jewish Quater in 1900 Vienna, after an influx of population after the Emperor, Franz Joseph, permitted the Jewish in his country full civil rights a generation before. Centering on one family at the heart of the community - their lives, loves, passions and complexities as they contribute to the vibrant society growing around them - expect typical Stoppardian wit and observation, wordplay and sweeping drama from this exciting new epic. Directed by Patrick Marber, it is Stoppard's first play that explores his Jewish ancestry and is drawn from their experiences.
Leopoldstadt is now playing at Wyndham's Theatre through to 16th May