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Closed May 16, 2020

Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable... play from the heart

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Why See Leopoldstadt?

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World Premiere

Nominated for Best New Play at the 2020 Olivier Awards!

At the sprightly age of 81, Tom Stoppard is back with this brand new play, Leopoldstadt. 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.

His first play since 2015's The Hard Problem, Leopoldstat joins the playwright's 30 something works, alongside Travesties, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and many more. One of the country's greatest living dramatists, Stoppard is known for creating beautiful, intelligent works that challenge the audience as much as entertain.

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Previews from: 25 January 2020

Opening night: 12 February 2020

Cast and Creative


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
Adrian Scarborough
Sadie Shimmin
Griffin Stevens
Ed Stoppard
Luke Thallon
Eleanor Wyld
Alexis Zegerman

Children Cast:

Jarlan Bogoluvbov, 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.


Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber
Produced by Sonia Friedman


Olivier Awards, 2020 - Nominations

Best actor in a supporting role - Adrian Scarborough
Best new play

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Leopoldstadt is not your normal Stoppard, it's his most accessible, most masterful and most deeply moving.

Weaving together five decades in the history of a Jewish family in Vienna, Tom Stoppard's latest and most personal work takes us on a heartbreaking journey.

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