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The Book Thief

A New Musical

Mon 11 to Sat 16 Sept 2023

“The year: 1940. The place: Nazi Germany. The world is holding its breath, and Death is busier than ever.”

By her brother’s graveside, 12-year-old Liesel steals a book abandoned in the snow – her first act of book thievery. Soon she is stealing from libraries, churches, and book burnings. But these are dangerous times for a girl with a curious mind. When her foster family hides a Jewish boxer in their cellar, Liesel learns that words are so much more than letters on a page – they hold power. As the Nazi regime wields words as weapons, Liesel, determined to fight back, picks up her pen and starts to write…

A mesmerising new musical of Markus Zusak‘s international bestselling novel, The Book Thief is adapted by award-winning bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper) and Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Between the Lines) with music and lyrics by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Central Park AppleTV+).


★★★★★ “Heartwarming and heartbreaking” – Opening Night

★★★★★ “The music is outstanding… It is harrowing, it is emotional, it is endearing” – Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★★ “A stunning production brought to life by a creative team at the top of their game” – North West End

★★★★ “A profoundly moving, skillful success” – The Stage

★★★★ “A deft and tremendously delivered production” – The Guardian

★★★★ “A visually mesmerising masterpiece” – West End Best Friend