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David Leveaux to Direct West End Revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

By London
Tom Stoppard
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tom Stoppard
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Full casting has been announced for the first West End revival of Tom Stoppard's 1993 play Arcadia, to play the West End's Duke of York's Theatre, May 27-September 12. The production will be directed by David Leveaux, with sets by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Amy Roberts, lighting by Paul Anderson, and sound by Simon Baker.

The story begins in April 1809 at a stately home in Derbyshire where Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions, and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard, are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those earlier events, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.

The cast will include the playwright's son, Ed Stoppard as Valentine, along with Samantha Bond, Nancy Carroll, Jessie Cave, Trevor Cooper, Sam Cox, Lucy Griffiths, Neil Pearson, George Potts, and Dan Stevens.

Levaux' s many Broadway credits include the revivals of Stoppard's The Real Thing and Jumpers, as well as Nine, Fiddler on the Roof, Betrayal, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Anna Christie.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.

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