National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

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A new play by Tom StoppardDirected by Patrick MarberRegarded as Britains greatest living playwright (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppards 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 familys 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 Londons West End, Tom Stoppards masterpiece is magnificent (Independent) and should not be missed.

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