A new play by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber
Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (The Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. The play has been widely praised by the critics and has received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New 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. The play tells the story of the Merz’s. 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.
Marking 75 years since the end of World War II, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed
This performance has been filmed live in front of an audience at the Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End.
★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ - Independent
★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’ - Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ - Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ - Jewish Chronicle
★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ - Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ - Time Out
★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’ - Independent
Tickets: Adult £16, Student £13
Ticket price includes £1 admin fee
Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office