NT Live: Leopoldstadt
Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new NT Live: Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance – and is allegedly set to be Stoppard’s final play.
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.
NT Live: Leopoldstadt is direct by Patrick Marber and filmed live on stage in London’s West End. ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.
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