The Book Thief
The Book Thief
At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book - Liesel Meminger's first act of book thievery.
The Curve Theatre Leicester
Fri 29 September 2023 - Sat 14 October 2023
7:30pm, Matinee: Sat, 2pm
WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL.
At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book – Liesel Meminger’s first act of book thievery.
As Liesel’s appetite for books grows, so does the Nazi regime and the shadow of death is never far away. When her foster family hides a Jewish boxer in their basement, he teaches Liesel the power of words and together they plant seeds of kindness in a world set against them.
Seen on stage for the very first time in a world premiere new musical based on Markus Zusak‘s global best-selling novel, The Book Thief is adapted by award-winning bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper) and Timothy Allen McDonald (adaptor of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach) with music and lyrics by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure).
Age guidance: 11+
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including interval.
Show Warnings: Occasional onstage smoking, strong language, and violence.
Please be aware that The Book Thief contains themes of the Holocaust, death, grief, antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia, which some people may find distressing.