Full cast for Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ return at Wyndham’s Theatre
Performances resume in the West End next month.
Ahead of Leopoldstadt continuing its Olivier Award-winning run next month, the full cast for the play’s return has been named. Leopoldstadt is at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 7 August - 30 October, with Leopoldstadt tickets on sale now.
Four new adult cast members join the production. Cara Ballingall will play Jana, with Arty Froushan as Leo, Aidan McArdle as Hermann and Macy Nyman as Hermine. They’ll star alongside original cast members from 2020 performances, including Sebastian Armesto, Jenna Augen, Rhys Bailey, Faye Castelow, Joe Coen, Felicity Davidson, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clara Francis, Ilan Galkoff, Caroline Gruber, Sam Hoare, Natalie Law, Avye Leventis, Noof Ousellam, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Jake Neads, Aaron Neil, Alexander Newland, Sadie Shimmin, Griffin Stevens and Eleanor Wyld.
The children’s cast is completed by Noa Alberts, Rocco Brenner, Atticus Collier, Willa Collier, Aidan Greenberg, Mae Sarner Henson, Aidan Herrmann, Lexi Hudaly, Audrey Kattan, Ollie Kohn, Max Lester, Mace Phoenix, Leo Roberts, Osian Salter, Raphael Shbero and Shoshana Shbero.
Set in early 20th century Vienna, and inspired by playwright Tom Stoppard’s family history, Leopoldstadt sees a Jewish family rediscover their religious identity throughout the 20th century. After a world premiere in January 2020, the show was forced to suspend performances on 14 March 2020. Leopoldstadt won Best New Play at the 2020 Olivier Awards, with Adrian Scarborough winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Scarborough is not returning to Leopoldstadt this summer.
In a five star review of Leopoldstadt, Mark Shenton said: “It's when the play personalises… that it is at its most potent and effective. It is played and staged with a glowing warmth throughout, with lovely and loving ensemble character work on display across the board.”
Leopoldstadt tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Cara Ballingall, Arty Froushan and Macy Nyman (Photos courtesy of Premier Comms)