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Tom Stoppard's play Leopoldstadt to reopen in West End in August

Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard’s play Leopoldstadt will resume performances in London’s West End in August.

The production will reopen at Wyndham’s Theatre on 7 August and run to 30 October 2021 with tickets on sale now.

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Tickets will go on sale from 30 April after current ticket holders are given an opportunity to rebook.

A synopsis of the play shares: “At the beginning of the 20th Century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna. But Hermann Merz, a manufacturer and baptised Jew married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. Gathered in the Merz apartment in a fashionable part of the city, Hermann’s extended family are at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s epic yet intimate drama.

“By the time we have taken leave of them, Austria has passed through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and – for Austrian Jews – the Holocaust in which 65,000 of them were murdered. It is for the survivors to pass on a story which hasn’t ended yet.”

Producer Sonia Friedman said: “I am deeply relieved that 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.

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“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. The audience response throughout our seven weeks of sold-out performances before the pandemic struck in March 2020 was incredibly moving and humbling to witness.

“Over a year later and now having won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Leopoldstadt could not be more pertinent. I so look forward to returning to the Wyndham’s Theatre, to welcome back our very special audiences as we continue to share this epic, truly great new play.”

Directed by Patrick Marber, the play features costume designs by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, casting by Amy Ball CDG, children’s casting by Verity Naughton, lighting design by Neil Austin, set design by Richard Hudson, sound and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by EJ Boyle.

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