Based on the book by
Libretto by
Music & Lyrics by
Directed by


“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+).

"It stole my heart"
What's On Stage

"Truly breathtaking... the perfect page to stage adaptation"
Theatre & Tonic

"This breath-taking production deserves endless recognition"
Box Office Radio

"An absolute must-see"
East Midlands Theatre

"an awe-inspiring show... a perfect example of what theatre can be"
Once Upon A Show Time

"This musical is outstanding… It is harrowing, it is emotional, it is endearing."
"Simply sublime."
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, skilful success"
The Stage

"A deft and tremendously delivered production"
The Guardian

"A visually mesmerising masterpiece"
West End Best Friend


Michael Baxter

The Maestro

Matt Beveridge

The Romantic

Owen Bolton

The Beast

Matt Thorpe

The Joker

Levi Johnson

The Hard Man

Mark Irwin

The Barman

Michael Baxter

The Maestro
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