NT Live: Leopoldstadt
An epic family drama telling the story of an Austrian-Jewish families experience over 50 years from the turn of the century to World War II. Written by Britain’s greatest living playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) inspired by his own family history.
Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed 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.
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
★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ Jewish Chronicle
★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’ Independent
Dates & Times
- Date: Thu 27 Jan 2022Time: 19:00Book Now
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