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