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Aidan McArdle, Faye Castelow
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning 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.
★★★★★ Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent Independent
★★★★ Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year. Evening Standard
★★★★ Breathtaking, the work of a master Time Out
Please Note This is a cinema event, recorded live at Wyndham’s Theatre, London. This play runs straight through with no interval.