See Sir Tom Stoppard’s sell-out new play Leopoldstadt, ‘the hottest ticket in London’: Monday, February 17, 2020: Stalls ticket: sold out
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A new play by Sir Tom Stoppard, Britain’s greatest living playwright, ranks as seismic on the Richter Scale. His new play ‘Leopoldstadt’ is all the more exciting as Stoppard is now 82 and, for the first time, becoming personal—the prospect of which has enthralled theatre-goers and critics for months.
The hottest ticket in London, it has been sold out for weeks—but our Members can still book our Stalls tickets for the second night, Monday, February 17, the last available.
Read on for full details, but please don’t delay as our tickets will be in high demand!
‘Leopoldstadt’, Stoppard’s first new work since 2015, examines the rise of antisemitism in early 20th century Europe. Inspired by Stoppard’s own history, the play follows a Jewish family living in Vienna in the early 20th century, as the world around them starts to change beyond recognition.
Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.
Stoppard’s play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good. ‘My grandfather wore a caftan,’ says the lead figure, Hermann, a factory owner, ‘My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner.’ It was not to last. Over the next 50 years this family, like millions of others, was to re-discover what it meant to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.
‘Leopoldstadt’ is a passionate drama of love, endurance and loss. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play. It’s also a massive production, to which the expansive Wyndham Theatre in London’s Charing Cross Road can give full scope.
The cast of 41 features Faye Castelow, Felicity Davidson, Avye Leventis, Sadie Shimmi, Adrian Scarborough, Luke Thallon, Sebastian Armesto, Jenna Augen, Rhys Bailey, Joe Coen, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clara Francis, Ilan Galkoff, Caroline Gruber, Sam Hoare, Natalie Law, Noof McEwan, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Jake Neads, Aaron Neil, Alexander Newland, Yasmin Paige, Griffin Stevens, Ed Stoppard, Eleanor Wyld and Alexis Zegerman.
The children’s cast is made up of Jarlan Bogolubov, Ramsay Robertson, Joshua Schneider, Toby Cohen, Zachary Cohen, Olivia Festinger, Tamar Laniado, Maya Larholm, Daniel Lawson, Louis Levy, Libby Lewis, Jack Meredith, Chloe Raphael, Beatrice Rapstone and Montague Rapstone.
To see the world premiere run of a play by such a great playwright would always be a great occasion, but this is extra special. All tickets will be on a first-come-first-served basis, whether you book online or by phone.
Stalls ticket for the evening performance of ‘Leopoldstadt’ on Monday, February 17 at 7.30pm. Book online here, or call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.