When the name “Tom Stoppard” is mentioned, every theatre fan across the country sits up and listens. And in exciting news today, it’s been revealed that Tom’s latest play, Leopoldstadt, will make its world premiere in the West End next Spring.
Playing at Wyndham’s Theatre from 25 January 2020, Leopoldstadt is an intimate drama on an epic scale, telling the touching story of a family rediscovering what it means to be Jewish in 1900 Vienna – where a tenth of the population were Jews.
The play is set in the Jewish district of the same name over the course of fifty sweeping years, and will be directed by Patrick Marber.
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Billed as Tom Stoppard’s “most humane and heart-breaking play”, the play will enjoy a 16-week run until 16 May 2020. It follows in the footsteps of Tom’s renowned works which include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead; The Real Inspector Hound; Jumpers; Travesties; and Arcadia.
Leopoldstadt also marks the sixth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and Tom. It reunites the creative trio of Tom, Patrick and Sonia Friedman, who were behind the 2017 revival of hit comedy Travesties.
Tickets for the production will go on sale on Friday 28 June at 10am.