NT Recorded Live: Leopoldstadt
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.
Filmed live on stage in London’s West End.
‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent’ The Independent ★★★★★
‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year’ The Evening Standard ★★★★
‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out ★★★★