NT Live: Leopoldstadt

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.  

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Directed by Patrick Marber (Closer, Notes on a Scandal) and filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out

★★★★ Financial Times   ★★★★ The Times

★★★★ WhatsOnStage   ★★★★ Telegraph

Rating: CTC
Runtime: 140 mins

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