Initial casting announced for world premiere Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt

Will Longman
Will Longman

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard's new play Leopoldstadt, which is set to open at Wyndham's Theatre directed by Patrick Marber in January.

The play, which has also extended its initial run by four weeks, is set in 1900 Vienna and is a sweeping profile of the Jewish quarter in the city who fled there after they were granted civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josepf.

The cast includes Adrian Scarborough, Alexis Zegerman, Luke Thallon, Ed Stoppard, and Yasmin Paige. They are joined by 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, Griffin Stevens and Eleanor Wyld.

There will also be three sets of five children who will rotate their roles in the production. They include 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.

Further adult and children casting is set to be announced at a later date.

On the announcement of the cast, Sonia Friedman said: "We are thrilled to announce initial casting for Leopoldstadt, the remarkable new play from one of the world's greatest living playwrights. Our company of 41 actors will come together in Patrick Marber's production, to tell Tom Stoppard's powerful and humane story spanning several decades during one of the most turbulent periods in world history.

"Focussing on endurance, survival, assimilation and resilience, it is a privilege to be producing this potent and timely new work."

The production features set designs by Richard Hudson, costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting by Neil Austin, sound and music by Adam Cork, movement by EJ Boyle. Casting is by Amy Ball and Verity Naughton.

Leopoldstadt is at Wyndham's Theatre from 25th January 2020 to 13th June.

Leopoldstadt tickets are available now.

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