Tom Stoppard's ‘Leopoldstadt’ to return to Wyndham’s Theatre
The Olivier Award-winning play first began performances in January 2020.
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt will return to the West End later this year. Leopoldstadt performances will resume at the Wyndham’s Theatre for 12 weeks from 7 August - 30 October, with Leopoldstadt tickets on sale now.
Producer Sonia Friedman said of Leopoldstadt : “After a year of immense loss and struggle for so many, including the unthinkable shutdown of our theatre industry, to announce the new dates for the return of Tom’s astonishing play to the West End. Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of enduring love and familial bonds that asks us to bear witness to our pasts, no matter how painful that may be… Leopoldstadt could not be more pertinent.”
Set in early 20th century Vienna, Leopoldstadt tells of a Jewish family who rediscover their religious identity amidst pogroms, separation and war. Leopoldstadt is inspired by Stoppard’s family history, honouring his family members who died in Nazi concentration camps.
The world premiere of Leopoldstadt took place at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 25 Jan. 2020, with a final performance before the first lockdown on 14 Mar. 2020. Leopoldstadt won two Olivier Awards, including best new play and best supporting actor for Adrian Scarborough. Casting for upcoming performances of Leopoldstadt is to be announced.
In a five star review of Leopoldstadt , Mark Shenton said: “This is a powerful, important new play from one of our greatest living playwrights that, should it prove to be his swansong, means he has gone out on a significant high, even as he dramatises a low point on world history.”
Leopoldstadt tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Previous cast of Leopoldstadt (Photo by Marc Brenner)