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NT Live: Leopoldstadt (12A)

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

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Thursday 25 Jun 20207:00pm (Closed)

Regarded as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play 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.