National Theatre Live presents - LEOPOLDSTADT
A new play by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber
Filmed live in front of an audience at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London
Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony 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.’
★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’
★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’
★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’
★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’
★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’
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