National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt
Tom Stoppard's new play is a drama of love, family and endurance in early 20th century Vienna.
- The Beacon, Wantage
- Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
- MidKent College, Gillingham
- Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable
The Beacon, Wantage (0.0 miles)
Thu 2 Jul
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (0.0 miles)
Tue 14 Jul
MidKent College, Gillingham (0.0 miles)
Thu 30 Jul
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.
Please note that this performance has been filmed live in front of an audience and is not a live broadcast.
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